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Grind A Blade The R.J. Martin Way: Knife Sharpening Techniques & Tips

Author R.J. Martin, whose knives are some of the most popular and sought-after in the industry, instructs on flat- and double-hollow-grinding knife blades. Martin been featured in BLADE® Magazine with increasing frequency, and here’s your chance to learn his methods for blade grinding. You won’t be disappointed.

File Size: 1187 KB

Print Length: 51 pages

Publisher: BLADE (May 1, 2012)

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

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Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Best Sellers Rank: #77,146 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #3 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Firearms & Weapons > Swords & Knives #8 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Firearms & Weapons #15256 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction

I love Mr. Martin's work, but I didn't get a damn thing out of this book. Basically a stream of consciousness narrative of grinding the blades without matching pictures. Descriptions of pulling your hands one way or another are not very useful. Maybe if you were watching a video the narrative would work, but as it is, my eyes just glazed over. And I'm a fanatic.

This essay was somewhat of a let down to a craftsman looking to improve and hone technique. Perhaps with a closer study of the material one can find the level of information one seeks. Not a total loss for the price.

The author is very knowledgeable and succeeds in conveying actual technique. He shows how and when to tweak the tooling, and gives a good accounting of "feel". Just enough info, includes abrasive preferences and why.

Great book! It is really well written, as it explains simply, and in a straight forward manner, some not so simple to explain principles. This book is a rare and valuable resource for aspiring knife makers who lack the benefit of a mentor. I highly recommend this book!

Excellent reading. If you are a total novice at metal working, or blades, you might run into a few problems. But research is how we really learn! Take your time, do your homework and you'll be in business!

I will sum up the book. Its all about feel and practice.

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