by Step Knifemaking:
Step-by-Step Knifemaking is a classic book on the art of making hand crafted knives that will interest both beginning and more experienced knifemakers. Having sold over 150,000 copies, the book has played a pivotal role in establishing custom knifemaking as a contemporary craft.
Thorough, clear, and detailed instructions guide the reader through each step in making a knife. Lavishly illustrated with photos and drawings on most pages, this book reads like a one-on-one workshop with a thoughtful teacher.
Topics include tools, setting up a shop, knife design, grinding, heat-treating, polishing, sharpening, blade-etching, sheathmaking, and more. The author's expertise and warmth make this an enjoyable, indispensable reference.