File Size: 1187 KB
Print Length: 51 pages
Publisher: BLADE (May 1, 2012)
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Sold by: Digital Services LLC
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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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