Blade's Guide to Knives & Their Values

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Krause Publications, Jan 5, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 576 pages
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The world's most comprehensive roadmap to cutlery, Blade's Guide to Knives & Their Values contains expert analysis, appraisals and lifetimes of research from the foremost authorities on antique, custom/handmade, factory, international, club, commemorative, period, and frontier knives, and all mainstream cutlery genres.

Expanded with new collector information, how-to stories, photographs and other images, historical background, vintage and contemporary maker listings and more, Blade's Guide to Knives & Their Values provides you with inside details, values and other tantalizing tidbits to maximize enjoyment of your knife hobby. Identify, date and appraise virtually any knife with updated value guides and thousands of illustrations and descriptions. Decipher the values of knives from many of the world?s greatest custom makers—living and dead—via the totally overhauled and expanded custom/handmade section. Learn all about collecting knives: how to grade, buy and sell, and care for knives; how to recognize fakes; explore the latest blade steels and handle materials; build and maintain a collection; and a whole lot more!

 

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I have a Buck 501> Ford Street Rods Series knife that shows on the other side of the blade that there were 250 made because mine is # 1 of 250.

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A highly informative guide for knife collectors, no matter if you are A pro or just starting out. This guide makes for A quick and easy reference point when looking for information on A blade,the only drawback is the lack of pictures for some of the knives listed.Over all this is A solid guide book that serve the knife collectors of the world well.  

Contents

Preface to BLADEs Guide to Knives Their Values
6
COLLECTING KNIVES
8
FOLDING KNIVES
52
FIXED BLADE KNIVES
305
HANDMADE KNIVES
430
MODERN COMMEMORATIVE CLUB LIMITED EDITION
502
PERSPECTIVES
552
APPENDIX
562
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About the author (2010)

Steve Shackleford, editor of "BLADE Magazine" for 25 years and editor of the semi-annual "BLADE's Guide to Knives & Their Values". He knows, personally, the top swordsmiths and manufacturers and has access to information and photos that make a most entertaining, exclusive and attractive sword book.

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