Boye Knives

Step by Step Knifemaking by David Boye

Step by Step Knifemaking:
You Can Do It!
By David Boye

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.

274 pages
170 illustrations
155 photographs


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.

"Boye is smart and original, and if you like his style you can learn here how he makes it."
Blade Magazine

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