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Making Integral Knives

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Making Integral Knives

Peter Fronteddu & Stefan Steigerwald

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The next installment to this knife workshop series explains how to design and build an integral knife, a knife made out of a single piece of steel. From basic patterns and principles to technical solutions to various variations in design and process, this guide is ideal for the intermediate to advanced knifemaker. Through step-by-step instructions and images, three integral knife projects with varying levels of difficulty are explained. Learn how to make a hand-filed knife that doesn’t require much equipment, a knife made using a milling machine, and a knife made with a piece of steel that has been professionally prepared with a wire-erosion process. With 350 photos and illustrations, this comprehensive guide is ideal for mastering how to make integral knives.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 350 photos & diagrams | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764340116 | Binding: spiral bound


Stefan Steigerwald is one of the most prominent knifemakers in Germany. Peter Fronteddu is an established knife expert. He has written and photographed several volumes in this workshop series.