Does damascus steel make your heart sing? Are you always trying to keep on the cutting edge of tactical fixed blade knives? Do you need to know what’s the hottest custom folding knife on the market? There is only one place to turn — KNIVES 2018, 38th Edition.
For going on four decades, “The World’s Greatest Knife Book” has been the most comprehensive and trusted resource in the knife world, delivering an entertaining and authoritative selection of features, industry reports and eye-catching knife galleries. The annual offers knifemakers, knife collectors, knife buyers and knife dealers the vital information they require. From reliable factory knives to custom-made gems, Knives 2018, 38th Edition cuts to the quick matter to raise readers’ blade IQ.
Edited by industry veteran Joe Kertzman, KNIVES 2018, 38th Edition is chocked full of informative feature articles, along with the always popular departments. Among the most anticipated is the “State of the Art” section that showcases some of the most desirable specimens of custom knifemaking. From jewel-inlayed handles to ornately engraved hilts to finely sculpted blades, this section truly demonstrates the practical art of bladesmithing. But the annual is also one of the most encompassing knife industry resources, featuring its unique and useful directory of custom knifemakers.
Stay sharp when it comes to the knife world with KNIVES 2018, 38th Edition.
How KNIVES 2018 will raise your blade IQ:
* Authoritative features on the latest and hottest knifemaking and factory and custom knife trends
* Unique and comprehensive custom knifemakers directory
* Eye-catching photo galleries of the most desirable knives available today
Table of Contents
Magic & Mystery of the Bowie Knife
The Wharncliffe Goes Tactical
My Move into Mid-Tech Knifemaking
A True History of the Tomahawk
Knifemakers of the North Country
Plunge in with Dive Knives
Traveling with Knives in Europe
Tactical Folder Collaborations Keep Rolling
That’s a Buncha Bowie!
Flawless Fossil Walrus
Little Utility Knives
Indulge Your Fantasies
No Drag Dags
Chef, Sushi, Steak & Veggie Knives
Rings, Split Rings & D-Guards
The Fighter Class
Close-Shave Straight Razors
We Get Game Blades
Mighty Mammoth & Mastodon
Blades of a Feather
Classic Carving, Checkering & Fluting
Pin Prickling the Ivories
Palpable & Gripping Art
A Metallic Mosaic
Charming Handle Charms
The Damascus Dance
San Mai, My…My!
Greetings from Washington
Factory Folding Saws
Thin Is In
Economical Assisted Opening Folders
Knifemakers Membership Lists
Knife Photo Index
Mail Order Sales
About the author:
Joe Kertzman of Rosholt, WI, is BLADE Magazine’s former Managing Editor, author of the Knives annual book since 2000, and Art of the Knife, Blade’s Guide to Making Knives and Sporting Knives.