Blade's Guide to Knives and Their Values, by Shackleford, Steve
- ISBN: 9781440203879 | 1440203873
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/5/2010
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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!