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  1. Damascus Steel
    Damascus Steel Löbach, Gunther

    Damascus Steel: Theory and Practice focuses on this centuries-old, hot forged steel that is legendary for making sharp, strong blades that struck fear in many a man's heart. Artisan, blacksmiths, and hobbyists the world over have initiated a renaissance of that fascinating, decorative material. which is the focus of this comprehensive book. It offers inspiration and the fundamentals of working in this ancient medium, Ideal for amateur blacksmiths and experienced metalworkers. It includes the detailed, computer-generated illustrations and hundreds of photos to learn how to identify grain direction, properly execute torsion technique, and see the endless potential for forging patterns in Damascus steel.

    Format: Hard Cover  Dimentions: 7 1/4" x 10 1/4"  Pages: 176  Illustrations: 300

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    Folders Van Eizenga, Jerry

    How to  Design and Make Your Own FOLDERS  is a Step-By-Step How-to introduction to making your own Folder. or Pocketknife. Jerry Van Eizenga teaches here the making of folding knives and understanding the design and functioning of the simple slip lock folder. These pages contain "How to Make the Basic Scagel Slip Joint Folder" and his latest teachings with some jigs to aid the folder knife maker. It has sections on how to make multi-blade folders and Scagel hunting knives with a folding blade in the handle. The most important section may be "How to Design a Slip Joint Folder".

    Format: Soft Cover   Dimentions: 8 1/3" x 10 3/4"  Pages: 48  Ilustrations: 56

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    Handles and Guards Kesslar, Joe

    The primary purpose of "Handles and Guards" by joe Keeslar is to provide students of handles and guards with guidelines for completing the forged knife. Theoritically the blade is completely finished before moving on to the handle and guard. Every knife you make should reflect the very best work that you can do at that point in time.

    joe received his Journeyman Smith rating in 1987 and Master Smith rating in 1989. He is a frequent Instructor at the William F Moran School of Bladesmithing, serves on the Board of Directors of the association since 1989 and was Chairman of the ABS from June 2003 through June 2007.

    Format: Soft Cover  Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11"  Pages: 127  Illustrations:  84

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    Heat Treating DVD Cashen, Kevin R.

    American Bladesmith Society's, Mastersmith, Kevin R. Cashen presents us with valuable information on "Heat Treating."

    The chapters include:

    1. Discussing "Quenching Fluids"              

    2. Forged Blade Heat Treating (HT)

    3. Hamon HT Line & Clay Technique

    4. Shrouded Coal Forge HT Technique

    5. "Snap" Temper & Blade Elasticity

    6. "Second" 1095 HT & Normalizing Blades

    7. Metallurgy Concepts "Chalk Talk"

    8. Tempering HOW & WHY; and Questions

    Mid-America Bladsmithing Symposium & Knife Show  August 26 - 29, 2010

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    Introduction to Bladesmithing Hendrickson, E. Jay

    This notebook has been written to assist ABS apprentice bladesmith in the contriction of making hand forged knives. It  is a pictorial review with text outlining the American Bladesmith Societies recommended training methods that will guide the beginner, in the process of making hand forged knives.

    The goals and objectives are as follows:

    First week: Will be divoted to learning how to forge various blade styles, while also achieving balanced and appealing looking blades. The student will gain an understanding of the basic metallugy of various and popular knife steels. There will also be strong emphasis on forge knives to shape, while emphasizing overall basic blade design concepts.

    Second week: Will be devoted to profiling, heat treating, tempering, grinding and finishing. Each student is encouraged to make at least one knife (approximately 10 inch blade) for testing.

    Question covered:  Why forge - Steel, what is it? - Steel classification - UNS classification -Steel alloying elements - Forging Techniques - Heat chart - Tempering - and Finishing.

    Format: Soft cover,  Dimentions:  8" x 10"  Pages: 20  Illustrations:  30


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    Keen Kutter Pocket Knives Sellens, Alvin

     Keen Kutter is the most respected name in cutlery collectibles and pocket knives. This comprihensive bolume contains a complete listing, detailed description, date, and value guide for every Keen Kutter pocket knife shown in Simmons Hardware Company catalogs since the adoption of the Wedge and Bar Keen Kutter logo in 1905.

    Illustrated with over 1100 original catalog illustrations, this volume is destined to become the pocket knife collector's bible.

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    Knife and Tomahawk Throwing McEvoy, Harry K.

    The twin sports of knife and tomahawk throwing have expanded so rapidly in recent years that keen competition has developed in many parts of the country.The techniques are similar but are, by no means, exactly the same. The thrower does not need to throw the weapon hard, but simply get it properly in motion so that it will make one smooth, even spin to embed itself into the target.                                                                                                                         Tomahawk throwing is a fascinating sport. It is easy to learn and even a minimum of practice will soon result in amazing proficiency. Knife throwing is not that simple. Knife and Tomahawk Throwing by Harry K. McEvoy will help you to get started and to improve you skills.

    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions: 6" x 9"  Pages: 28  Illustrations: 24

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    Knife Making 1985 / Damascus Steel Moran, Bill

    Damascus Steel by Bill Moran includes the layering of metal, Forge welding, Ladder Pattern, Herringbone Pattern, Anvil tips, Heat Treating, Quenching, testing for Hardness, and Acid Etching.


    Knifemaking 1985 by Bill Moran includes basic knife forging, Start of Bird Head over horn of anvil, Narrow Tang, General information, Damascus Steel, Forging review, Forges, Handle for Narrow Tang, Hand operated Air Supply for forge, Jig for filing shoulders square, the Third Hand, Green River Knife, Combat Knife, points of Balance, Skiving & General purpose knife, finishing the blade Drawing the Temper, Heat Treating, Inlaying Silver Wire and Truing up Blades.

    Format:  Soft cover  Dimentions:  8" x 10"  Pages:  46  Illustrations:  126


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