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A modern guide to knifemaking : step-by-step instruction for forging your own knife from expert bladesmiths, including making your own handle, sheath and sharpening

Zerra, Laura (author.).

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  • ISBN: 1631595059
  • ISBN: 9781631595059
  • Physical Description: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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  • Publisher: Beverly, MA. : Quarry Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes index and bibliography.
Formatted Contents Note: Tools of the trade -- Designing a knife -- Understanding steel -- Blacksmithing -- Grinding -- Heat treating and finishing -- Making a handle -- Making a sheath -- Sharpening and knife care.
Summary, etc.: "In A Modern Guide to Knifemaking, celebrated survivalist Laura Zerra provides you with step-by-step instructions on making your own knives"--
Subject: Knives Design and construction
Metal-work
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Metal Work
Knives Design and construction
Metal-work
Knives
Metalwork

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A Modern Guide to Knifemaking : Step-By-step Instruction for Forging Your Own Knife from Expert Bladesmiths, Including Making Your Own Handle, Sheath and Sharpening
A Modern Guide to Knifemaking : Step-By-step Instruction for Forging Your Own Knife from Expert Bladesmiths, Including Making Your Own Handle, Sheath and Sharpening
by Zerra, Laura
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A Modern Guide to Knifemaking : Step-By-step Instruction for Forging Your Own Knife from Expert Bladesmiths, Including Making Your Own Handle, Sheath and Sharpening


In A Modern Guide to Knifemaking, survivalist Laura Zerra, one of the stars of Naked and Afraid on the Discovery Channel, shares her essential knifemaking tips and tricks, including step-by-step instructions for both forging and stock removal. We all use a knife pretty much every day, but for Zerra, her daily life often depends on the blade she takes with her into the wild. She's learned about what works and what doesn't, what steel will hold an edge, and what nuances in blade design will make or break a knife. From design to sharpening, A Modern Guide to Knifemaking covers every step in the knifemaking process . To begin, you will consider what you want your knife to accomplish, develop a design , and make a prototype . Zerra takes you through choosing and buying steel for your knife and then teaches you to build your own forge . You will learn forging basics and then move on to forge the shape of your knife and make the blade tip. From there, you will cut the blade profile, grind in bevels to make the edge of the knife, heat treat and temper your blade , grind and polish it, and make a handle and sheath for it. You will also learn sharpening techniques to maintain the edge of your new knife. Throughout, Zerra has included Pro-Tips from some of the leading knifemakers working today including Ken Onion, Kaila Cumings, and Mike Jones. A Modern Guide to Knifemaking covers every detail of knifemaking so you can make yourself the perfect knife.
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