Books On Knives

Knife Collecting, Making, History & Reference Books


Below are listed the top 25 books selling on about Knife Making and related topics, including Blacksmith Skills, Knife Collectors Reference Books, Japanese Swords and others. Clicking on either the title of the book or its image will open a new window to the website where you'll be able to find further information.

Books On Knife Making

If you are just starting out to make your first knife, or you're experienced and want to hone your skills, the following should help :

Blades Guide to Making Knives by Joe Kertzman.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: KP Books (25 Oct 2005)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0896892409
Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.6 x 1 cm

Step-By-Step Knifemaking: You Can Do It! by David Boye, Robert J. Caradonna, Grant Heidrich.
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: Boye Knives Press; Revised edition (Feb 2002)
ISBN-10: 0615116590
Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 19.6 x 1.8 cm.

How to Make Knives
by Richard W. Barney, Robert W. Loveless
Paperback: 191 pages
Publisher: KP Books (1 Jul 1995)
ISBN-10: 087341389X
Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 21.4 x 1.2 cm

The Tactical Folding Knife: a Study of the Anatomy and Construction of the Liner Locked Folder by Bob Terzuola
Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: KP Books (1 Feb 2003)
ISBN-10: 0873418581
Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.6 x 1 cm

Custom Knifemaking by Tim McCreight
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Stackpole Books,U.S. (28 Feb 1987)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0811721752
ISBN-13: 978-0811721752
Product Dimensions: 23 x 18.2 x 1.2 cm

The Razor Edge Book of Sharpening by John Juranitch
Paperback: 145 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Mar 1985)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0446380024
Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.6 x 0.9 cm

Sharpening and Knife Making by J. Watson
Paperback: 175 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (Jun 1988)
Language English
ISBN-10: 088740118X
Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm

Art and Design in Modern Custom Folding Knives by David Darom
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: White Star (May 2006)
Language English
ISBN-10: 8854401277
Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.4 x 3 cm

Art and Design in Modern Custom Fixed-Blade Knives by David Darom, Bud Lang, Eric Eggly
Hardcover: 276 pages
Publisher: Chartwell Books (30 Mar 2007)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0785822682
Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.4 x 3 cm

The Wonder of Knifemaking by W. Goddard
Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: KP Books (1 Sep 2001)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0873417984
Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 21.1 x 1 cm

Knife Making by Bo Bergman
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Lark Books,U.S. (Jul 1998)
Language English
ISBN-10: 188737437X
Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 21.6 x 1 cm

Wayne Goddard $50 Knife Shop Revised by W. Goddard
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: KP Books; Revised edition (28 April 2006)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0896892956
Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.8 x 0.8 cm

Blacksmithing Skills

The following books on blacksmithing and associated skills may be of interest:

The Artist Blacksmith: Design and Techniques by Peter Parkinson
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (30 Nov 2001)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1861264283
Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 22.1 x 2 cm

The Art of Blacksmithing by Alex W. Bealer
Hardcover: 440 pages
Publisher: Castle; Rev Ed edition (May 1995)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0785803955
Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 14.4 x 4.1 cm

Basic Blacksmithing: An Introduction to Toolmaking by David Harries, Bernhard Heer.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: ITDG Publishing (1 Jan 1993)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1853391956
Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 17 x 0.6 cm

Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking
by Percy W. Blandford
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Tab Electronics; 2Rev Ed edition (1 Oct 1988)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0830628940
Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 18.6 x 2.2 cm

The Complete Modern Blacksmith by Alexander Weygers
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press (3 April 1997)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0898158960
Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 19.3 x 2 cm

The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way to Perfection by Jim Hrisoulas
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Paladin Press (Jun 1987)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0873644301
Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 21.8 x 2 cm

Japanese Swords

If you are interested in Japanese swords and their craftmanship, the following books are useful:

The Samurai Sword: Handbook by J.M. Yumoto
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing,US (9 Jan 1998)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0804805091
Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 15.7 x 2.1 cm

The Japanese Sword by Kanzau Sato, Joe Earle
Hardcover: 220 pages
Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd ,U.S. (1 Jun 1983)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0870115626
Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 18 x 2.3 cm

The Craft of the Japanese Swordby Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp, Yoshindo Yoshihara
Hardcover: 168 pages
Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd ,U.S. (1 April 1987)
Language English
ISBN-10: 087011798X
Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 19 x 2 cm

Knife Collectors Books

The following reference books for knife collectors also detail the history of knives and knife making:

Daggers and Fighting Knivesby Harold Leslie Peterson.
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Dover Pubns. (1 Feb 2000)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0486417433
Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.5 x 0.8 cm

The Standard Knife Collector's Guide: Identification & Valuesby Ron Stewart
Paperback: 751 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 5 edition (Nov 2006)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1574325205
Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 3.8 cm

The Complete Encyclopedia of Knivesby A. E. Hartink
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Chartwell Books (30 Sep 2005)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0785819975
Product Dimensions: 30.2 x 21.6 x 3.6 cm

Knives 2012: The World's Greatest Knife Bookby Joe Kertzman.
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: KP Books; 32nd revised edition (28 Oct 2011)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1440216878
Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.8 x 1.8 cm