Paperback: 175 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (August 5, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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This is and excellent book for anyone who is a beginning collector or considering pocket knife collecting. It is an OUTSTANDING book for someone like me, who has carried this tool for some 65 years and wants to know more about it. Like most steady users of pocket knives, I've accumulated a dozen or so knives, all tossed in a drawer except for my EDC (every day carry). It is amazing that I've carried and used knives for all this time and knew so little about them.Even experienced collectors will probably learn some things, and get to know more about knife makers. Amazing people that I didn't even know existed.While obviously very knowledgeable, Mr. Robuck writes with a self-depreciating sense of humor that makes reading fun and him easy to relate to. Well done!
No knife guide can ever be complete but this one has much new information not covered in past works. Price guides are generally worthless because, one, the author has never owned and sold every knife mentioned and 2. they are out of date the day after they are published. Prices go up and down. Any collector that requires a price guide to add to his collection is a sucker waiting to be taken. That said, I value this book mostly for the history and excellent photos of antique knives the author has provided.
Yes this Gun Trader`s Guide to collector`s Guide is a good book but I wish it had more pictures of knives and how much they are worth. This tells a lot about being a collector and the history of knives which is good but I I really would like alist on knives and brief description and how much each is worth
It would have been nice to look at it before buying. The cover is misleading. The WW2 era pilots survival knife is not covered. I could only find 4 fixed blade knives. It is mainly a pocket knife book. The photography is good but claiming that this book is comprehensive is a dubious bit of false advertising. It is a coffee table book not a serious comprehensive resource. It does have useful information. I think I'll avoid any other "Gun Trader's Guides" unless I could thumb through it first.
This book is worth the money and it is a great little reference. It gives some example of knife prices and some of the "holy grails" to look for, but no where near enough, but how do you get enough with current accurate prices in a book? It goes into detail on what to look for in counterfeits and usual vs unusual wear. All and all a good starter book.
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