Fancy Knives
by E.G. Siebeneicher-Hellwig and S. Steigerwald

Hardcover
185 x 260mm
190pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$42.90

ISBN 978-0-7643-3067-4

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Extract from back cover of book:

This book, with more than 290 color pictures, offers insights into the materials used in making knives, their qualities, and various working and decorating techniques. Specialists from individual fields of non-machine-made knifemaking tell of their handiwork. A special chapter gives the reader instructions for making his own knife.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Metric

Contents

The Authors

Acknowledgements

Foreword
-
Thoughts About Knives
- Knives and Souls

Introduction

Materials
- Steel
- Carbon Steel
- Alloy Steel
- Steel Designations
- Damascus Steel

Fitting Materials
- Bolster and Guard Elements
- Rivets

Handle Materials
- Wood
- Horn, Antler and Bone
- Mother-of-pearl
- Ivory
- Other Handle Materials

Decorative Techniques
- Engraving
- Etching
- Inlays
- Scrimshaw
- Titanium Coloring

Making Knives Yourself
- Making a Full-tang Knife
- Making a Curved-tang Knife
- Polishing Steel
- Sharpening the Knife
- Mechanisms for Folding Knives

Making Knife Sheaths
- Leather Sheaths (Quiver Sheaths)
- Kydex Sheaths

Buying and Care of Knives
- A Few Knife Tips
- Care Advice

Specialist Addresses