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Knives 2020 (Paperback)
Discover stunning custom knives
Throughout history, knives of untold numbers of styles, materials and designs have been carried as tools, weapons and adornments -- and each knife has a distinct attraction all its own. That allure has helped custom knifemaking evolve, and continue to grow and thrive today. The pages of Knives 2020, 40th Edition gives you the most elite crop of knives and makers that the world of blades has to offer.
Knives 2020 showcases blades of every class and style with more than 800 spectacular full-color images, along with descriptions of the makers who created them.
Inside this 40th edition of Knives you will find captivating feature articles on a wide variety of knife styles and designs, the latest trends and state of the art in materials, patterns and fabrication that will not disappoint any knife enthusiast--whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned edge aficionado. In addition, you can utilize the completely updated Custom Knifemaker Directory to find the creator of your next favorite blade.
- Enthralling articles about the legendary Bowie knife, Wharncliffe edges, tomahawk evolution, dive knives, traveling with blades, tactical folders and more.
- Trends chapter with the hottest designs for flippers, daggers, sushi knives, fighters, straight razors, tantos, folding saws, ultra-thin setups and pocket knives.
- State of the Art chapter parades carved, sculpted, damascus, engraved, san mai steel and artisan knives from some of the world's most skilled craftsmen.
- The comprehensive Custom Knifemaker Directory includes contact information, websites, specialties, materials, price ranges, tools, tang stamps and comments.
Knives 2020 is your go-to resource for all things knives, blades and edges. Dive into the world's greatest knife book and discover the wonderful universe of custom blades.
About the Author
An avid knife enthusiast, Joe Kertzman spent 20 years as managing editor of BLADE magazine. Kertzman has authored more than a dozen editions of the KNIVES Annual book, as well as Art of the Knife, Blade's Guide to Making Knives, and four editions of Sporting Knives.