Knives 2014: The World’s Greatest Knife Book



Revealing the best of handcrafted knives!

You don't have to be the world's utmost authority on custom knives, a collector of high-end pieces with pockets deeper than the Grand Canyon, a maker yourself or an authoritative historian to appreciate the utility and beauty of the handmade blades in this book. Celebrating its 34th annual edition, Knives 2014 boldly goes where no other knife book has gone before, attempting to showcase the best of the best in handmade and production blades.

The world's finest knives--whether everyday carry pieces, hunters, bushcraft blades, flipper folders or highly embellished works of art--find a home in Knives 2014. And each is complemented by well-researched information and specifications of every model.

Add in a comprehensive Custom Knifemaker Directory, including email addresses, websites, phone numbers, specialties and technical information, and it becomes apparent why those in the industry own every volume of this coveted book.

  • Fascinating feature articles cover climbing knives, the "Decathlete of Big Blades"--the camp knife, art knives, automatics, high-carbon-steel blades, antique pocketknives, straight razors, "Blades of the Grand Bazaar" and even mauls for splitting wood.
  • World's most complete Directory of Custom Knifemakers
  • Hot trends in handmade knives.
  • State of the art embellishments and knifemaking techniques.
  • Comprehensive overview of knives and their makers.
More knives, articles, information, trend-setting innovations and state-of-the-art knifemaking methods than any other book on the market!

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Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals: Easy Identification – Values – Lapidary Uses (Warman’s Field Guide)



Three Guides in One! Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses

Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced collectors, Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being just someone who appreciates rocks to a true "collector."

  • Easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone
  • Covers both lapidary and mineral display materials
  • Provides values and tips for locating, buying and collecting
  • Includes organics such as amber, bone, coral, pearl and shell
  • Lists chemical group, system, hardness, opacity, fracture, specific gravity and more
  • Contains more than 650 full-color photos
  • Foreword by Johann Zenz, world renowned agate expert, author and lecturer
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American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program



No less an expert than John M. Mercanti—the designer of the American Silver Eagle’s reverse—shares his unique insight and perspective on these beautiful pieces of Americana. To create this book, Mercanti has drawn on nearly 40 years of experience working in the U.S. Mint. Mercanti is joined by Miles Standish, vice president and senior grader of the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), who has studied and graded the finest, rarest, and most valuable coins in the world. These two experts bring together diverse elements—technical and artistic, historical and current, market-driven and hobbyist—to make American Silver Eagles a valuable addition to any collector’s or investor’s bookshelf. Updated in the second edition: New information on the U.S. Mint’s individual coins and multiple-coin sets of 2012 and 2013. More historical photographs. Updated pricing and certified-coin populations. Additional images and information on the Mint’s other silver, gold, and platinum issues, plus the Treasury’s report on palladium coins). A new appendix on the phenomenon of surface spotting in American Silver Eagles.
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