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    Norwegian Knife Making Bergland Hårvard
    $56.00

    The knife as a tool or a weapon is one of the oldest artifacts in the world. It has been feared, loved and hated throughout the ages.

    Hardly any other country in the world comes close to Norway in terms of knife traditions. It is not so long ago that the knife was just as indespensable as car keys are today. The knife was the last thing you checked for before going to work.

    This book tells about knife making and the forging of knives. The author had as a goal to record and illustrate the essentials of other edge tools. He hopes in this way to be able to contribute to the preservation of this part of his cultural heritage and that as many people as possible share in the creative joy of making a knife.

    Format:  Hardcover   Dimentions: 9" x 11 1/4"   Pages:  232   Illustrations: 400

     

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    Ships' Figureheads Hansesn, Hans-Jürgen und Hansen< Clas Broder
    $23.95

     This is the story of the carved wooden bow decoration that once adorned almost every stem of every wooden ship under sail. Hans Jürgen Hansen and Clas Broder Hansen begin with a report on the mythological origin of the bow decoration, which had a long life in seafaring superstition. It shows the development of figureheads from the Polynesians, Phoenicians, and Vikings to the high point of the gloriously decorated Renaissance and Baroque ships. Then it moves on to the imaginative, original variety of the figureheads of the 18th and 19th Centuries, the last windjammers and the school sailing ships that are still in use today. It details the different types of figureheads as well as the sculptors who made them.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimentions: 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"   Pages:128   Illustrations: 133

     

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    Ukrainian Blacksmith: Oleh Bonkovskyy Mohylevskyy, Volodymyr
    $36.00

    The production of iron and its shaping by hot forging methods was known in modern Ukraine long before the Common Era. Ukrainian Blacksmith Oleh Bonkovskyy,  exemplifies one man's dedication to the art of blacksmithing. This book illustrates the craftsmanship of Bonkovskyy's many works of art that have found their home around the world, including large public sculptures, detailed and intricate panels, stained glass, signage, fireplaces, grillwork, gates and handrails, candlesticks and crosses.  Included are also chapters on the history of blacksmithing and each of the styles of his work in both English and Ukrainian.                                                                                 

    Format: Hard Cover   Dimentions:  9 1/4" x 12 1/4"   Pages:  293   Illustrations: 210

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    Wrought Iron Kühn, Fritz
    $25.00

    Wrought Iron was as renowned for his photography as he was for his metal artistry. In this small compendium Kühn offers us his own view of his own works.

    "Emotionally sensing and intellectually reading a simple form means to catch a glimpse of its very soul."  - Fritz Kühn

    Format: Hardcover   Dimentions: 9" x 12"   Pages: 120   Illustrations: 186

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