Series: Big Book of Pocket Knives
Paperback: 341 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (May 2000)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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I bought this book based on another customer review. About the only pictures are on the front cover. This book is NOTHING more than various knive ads and catalogs from long past. There is no related history or collector insights. Indeed there is very little original writing in this book at all. Major modern manufacturers are not covered (Buck for instance) and like I said, there is very little additional information other than the catalog reprints. Knife values are kind of strange. My recent sales are as much as 4 times what is listed. Most are 2-3 times what is listed. I have noticed that other knife books are a little low also. There is no real help with identification in this book either. The only thing I liked about this book was the cover.
Ron Stewart and Roy Ritchie's Big Book Of Pocket Knives provides an excellent reference for any who would collect pocket knives, with close-up black and white photos of the knives accompanied by written descriptions and values. A "must' for avid collectors.
This book is almost useless to me. Its listings of various cutlery companies is wanting. The cutlery companies that are included in this book only list only very old or vintage knives and are not in any particular order. I cannot find but only a few knive values when searching for a specific knife. For me, it is a waste of money and paper.
The title is misleading. There is not a guide to grading knives in the book. However, I love looking at the old catalogs. I have been collecting knives for a while and this is the only resource I know that has so many pictures of the old knives. I would give it 5 Stars, but the title is problematic, so I give it 4 Stars.
This book is seriously lacking, and incomplete. I can't imagine that the author spent a lot of time putting this together. Received the book today and returning it tomorrow. There are many books out there that are a lot more informative with more detailed complete information than this one
I purchased this book for my dad as a gift along with another book and this book was by far his favorite. He collects all types of pocket knives but has many Case Knives and this book had a larger section and more information on "Case". This book also had more pictures to compare too.
Not what I expected. I am starting to collect single blade pocket knives, was hoping the book would have sections by type, style of knife. It does not.
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