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Joe Kertzman
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Sept. 22 2011 Knives

In its 32nd Edition, Knives 2012 progresses with the knives, showcasing the increasing talent of the world's best knifemakers who forge and grind curvaceous blades, fashion handles from the finest materials and practice embellishment techniques saved for only the most skilled artisans.

Featured articles:

  • Carving titanium handles
  • Making knife blades from Lake Superior beach sand
  • Hollywood movie knives and swords
  • Anglo-Saxon and Viking swords
  • AND...the finer points of Bob Loveless knives

Also Includes:

  • World's most complete Directory of Custom Knifemakers includes websites, emails and phone numbers
  • Hot Trends in handmade knives
  • State Of The Art embellishments and knifemaking techniques
  • Historical overview of knives and their makers

Savor the hand-selected, splendid color photography of some of the most beautiful and original custom knives in the world, chosen from over 2,000 submissions. The ever-evolving, magical world of custom knives, knifemaking techniques and embellishments is captured in full, glorious color between the covers of the most coveted book on edged masterpieces-- Knives 2012.


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About the Author

Joe Kertzman has authored 12 editions of the Knives annual book, as well as the Art of the Knife, BLADE's Guide to Making Knives and four editions of Sporting Knives. Joe is also Managing Editor of BLADE Magazine.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars knives2011 Nov. 28 2011
By k9a7j7
Format:Paperback
This book was very entertaining and informative great read for those interested in current knife trends.Has articles on all aspects of knives from collectors to users. Good aricle on tactical knives and some good info on knive steels and custom makers
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent Nov. 13 2011
Format:Paperback
very nice book lots of pics fast delivery im happy with purchase would recomend to anyone interested in custom or factory blades
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book April 16 2014
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It is worth the read and offers fantastic information on the big knife makers. I would buy this book for a great reference book on known knives for sure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 7 2014
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Knife enthusiast eye candy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Title is correct Jan. 1 2013
By viking - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the world's greatest knife book. Not only are there the wonderful styles and varieties of knives, but there are practical and educational aspects to it as well. I would have bought it just for the article "From Beach Sand to Blade"- the rest was just a bonus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best on the market Oct. 25 2012
By navydoc72 - Published on Amazon.com
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This is my second addition of this book and it has all that I could ask for. I've made a few knives but my artistic ability is zero. With the great photo's of what the great makers are doing I get a lot of ideas that I would have never figured out on my own. The DVD's are great and only support what I'm trying to learn. It also helps that all the pro's are listed in the back. I've contacted a few and they are all willing to answer my questions and help with even the simplest of questions. If you need ideas, contacts, supply sources or just like to see what others are doing, this is your book. I highly recommend it for anyone currently making knives or anyone interested in starting knife making for income or just as a hobby.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cutting edge for sure!!! July 5 2012
By stan the man - Published on Amazon.com
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I have many books on knives but none better than this one. The photos are super and I spent way too much time just looking at the pictures and not getting any work done. Very, very nice book. Loved it!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book June 2 2012
By W J. LANE - Published on Amazon.com
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Have purchased previous versions of this book. A most desirable reference for knife collectors. Best way to keep up with what's happening in the knife world.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pictures for inspiration Feb. 6 2012
By Kristian S - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The book, Knives 2012, is a collection of (mostly) American blades and reviews on typical American blade art.
There are knives from around the world but mostly american. Some knives in the book are absolutely stunningly beautiful, but in my eyes most of them are expensive materials and impressing handwork, but needing the last touch, the last bit of 'soul'. Buy the book youself and judge. You will find a lot of inspiration for your own knifemaking or just drool over the nicely arranged pages with blades dressed in the most impressing materials on the planet.
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