Knifemaking and bladesmithing books

A Listmania! list by Joss Delage (Seattle, WA USA)
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The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way To Perfection
1.  The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way To Perfection by Jim Hrisoulas
The list author says:
  "1st of 3 Jim Hrisoulas books dedicated to bladesmithing.  Highly recommended.  Deals with the setting of the shop all the way to the fittings and the polish."
Used & New from: $29.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Pattern-Welded Blade: Artistry In Iron
2.  Pattern-Welded Blade: Artistry In Iron by Jim Hrisoulas
The list author says:
  "2nd Hrisoulas book, more particularly concerned with damascus / pattern-welded blades."
Used & New from: $19.29
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The Master Bladesmith: Advanced Studies In Steel
3.  The Master Bladesmith: Advanced Studies In Steel by Jim Hrisoulas
The list author says:
  "Some repeats from the "Complete Bladesmith", but generally goes deeper into details."
Used & New from: $48.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Wonder of Knifemaking
4.  The Wonder of Knifemaking by Wayne Goddard
The list author says:
  "A collection of articles by Wayne Goddard.  The book is not organized like a reference text, so it requires a bit of work to find the precise piece of info you need.  However, it is a very rich text."
Used & New from: $11.93
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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How to Make Knives
5.  How to Make Knives by Robert W. Loveless
The list author says:
  "Focuses on stock removal techniques. Absolutely indispensable as this is a crucial skill for all bladesmiths too. Includes a big chapter on knifemaking with hand tools only."
$15.29   Used & New from: $2.46
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Knife Talk: The Art & Science of Knifemaking
6.  Knife Talk: The Art & Science of Knifemaking by Ed Fowler
The list author says:
  "Like Wayne Goddard's book, a collection of articles (from Blade).  Some of the info is dated but still a very rich read.  Also deals with non tech aspects of the craft (cust relations, pricing,...)"
Used & New from: $24.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Knifemaking: A Complete Guide to Crafting Knives, Handles & Sheaths
7.  Knifemaking: A Complete Guide to Crafting Knives, Handles & Sheaths by Bo Bergman
The list author says:
  "Beautiful, wonderfully illustrated book with many step by step knifemaking projects.  Those are Scandinavian knives and some designs & supplies are different to what we're used to in the US."
Used & New from: $120.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Knifecraft: A Comprehensive Step-By-Step Guide to the Art of Knifemaking
8.  Knifecraft: A Comprehensive Step-By-Step Guide to the Art of Knifemaking by Sid Latham
The list author says:
  "Out of Print; often available used on Amazon.  Older book, with great info and pics. 1 chapter = 1 project demonstrated by a diff craftman (how to make a metal scabbard,...)"
Used & New from: $24.92
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Craft of the Japanese Sword
9.  The Craft of the Japanese Sword by Leon Kapp
The list author says:
  "From 1of the top Jpz swordsmith.  Deals with all the aspects of the crafts involved in making a Jpz sword.  Includes info on scabbard, fittings, polishing, etc, in addition to smithing. Top quality."
Used & New from: $14.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Knives Points of Interest Book IV
10.  Knives Points of Interest Book IV by J. Weyer
The list author says:
  "Jim Weyer is the #1 knife photographer in the world.  This book and the 3 below gather the best pictures of the most beautiful knives."
Used & New from: $21.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Knives: Points of Interest, Book 3
11.  Knives: Points of Interest, Book 3 by J. Weyer
The list author says:
  "Great to inspire you and help you design beautiful knives, a pleasure to browse."
Used & New from: $74.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Knives: Points of Interest Book II
12.  Knives: Points of Interest Book II by Jim Weyer
The list author says:
  "Those 4 books have a different number of pages.  Buy the biggest one first!"
Used & New from: $10.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Knives--points of interest
13.  Knives--points of interest by Jim Weyer
The list author says:
  "Out of print but should be available used from Amazon.  All those are top quality color picture books."
Used & New from: $4.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Knives
14.  Knives by Joe Kertzman
The list author says:
  "Yearly Blade mag' production .  Many pictures, unfortunately in b&w on cheap paper.  Still a lot of inspiration @ a cheap price.  Addresses of most (100's) knifemakers."
Used & New from: $9.97

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Last updated: 2/6/02
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