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(Jan 01, 2009)
This groundbreaking film documentary reveals the inside secrets and tips of the knifemaking trade as they've evolved in the shop of R.W. Loveless. Learn the rare art of custom knifemaking from a true master as he shares his expertise and talks in-depth about his design philosophy.
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First off, knifemaking takes so many different skills and levels of talent that if someone did make a full video of the process, it would have to cost hundreds of dollars and run for about 10 days straight before you got to the end of it. Then the guy who spent thousands of dollars and hours of his own time to make the video will never make a cent because there just isn't a big market for knifemaking videos.
Second, if you think you can watch a single DVD and produce quality knives, then you've got another thing coming. If you buy a good knifemaking book (which Bob Loveless made one too), read it from cover to cover, then watch this video, you won't be dissapointed. It is worth the money alone for seeing the tools and set up of Bob's shop (a knifemaking legend). Let alone he covers most of the process for making a quality knife. It's like any other profession, someone can't give potential competition all of their secrets. You need to put in the effort to get out in the shop and figure some of these things out on your own.
I highly recommend this video and the quality is not that bad for a video shot in 1992. Buy it and you won't regret it, unless you are lazy and expect to have everything handed to you on a silver platter. Get out there and learn a few things by trial and error. It is way more rewarding that way.