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Leather Care Compendium: For Shoes, Clothing,
and Furniture.
Kim& Axel Himer. Leather care history,
application, and benefits are covered in text and over
500 color photos. Custom shoemakers show how to
expertly maintain leather shoes, furniture, bags, car
leather, and more. Applying the techniques described in
this book will increase the life of your favorite leather,
make you a better caretaker of these transient objects,
and will give you a far more sophisticated appearance.
Size: 7” x 10” • 763 color photos • 288 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4517-3 • soft cover • $34.99
Making Leather Knife Sheaths, Volume 1.
David
Hölter & Peter Fronteddu. From basic leather working
techniques to a completed sheath, this how-to book
will walk you through the steps to produce your own
fixed blade knife sheath. Choose from four different
designs, each presented in detail, including a sheath
with folded belt loop, scabbard with leather lining and
riveted belt loop, sheath with safety strap and attached
belt loop, and scabbard with belt clip.
Size: 6” x 9” • 350 photos & diagrams • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4015-4 • spiral bound • $24.99
KNIFEMAKING
Japanese Knife Sharpening: With Traditional
Waterstones.
Rudolf Dick. Everything readers should
know about sharpening Japanese blades. Learn how to
make knives sharp and to gain their best performance.
The author expert explains special Japanese knives,
helps readers choose the correct sharpening stones,
and gives detailed guidance for practice. A chapter on
the pinnacle of blade sharpening, polishing Japanese
swords, completes the standard work for all users and
admirers of Japanese knives.
Size: 6” x 9” • 151 color & b/w images • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4680-4 • spiral bound • $29.99
Making Full Tang Knives For Beginners: Step-
by-Step Manual from Design to the Finished
Knife.
Stefan Steigerwald and Peter Fronteddu. From
drawing the initial sketches of a design to etching your
initials into the handle, this duo expertly demonstrates
how to build a fixed-blade, full tang knife with detailed,
step-by-step instructions and illustrations. No previous
knifemaking knowledge is necessary, and the list of
required tools is short: files, sandpaper, a drill, and
elbow grease.
Size: 6” x 9” • 186 color photos • 136 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4752-8 • spiral bound • $29.99
Pocketknife Making for Beginners.
Stefan Stei-
gerwald & Peter Fronteddu. Make your own folding
pocketknife with this easy-to-follow guide. Step by
step, this instructional manual unfolds the secrets of
constructing a slip joint folding knife, which is held
open by spring force and friction. From template to
detailed, step-by-step explanations to finished knife,
even beginners can master this project with minimal
tool requirements.
Size: 6” x 9” • 275+ photos & diagrams • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3847-2 • spiral bound • $29.99
Damascus Steel: Theory and Practice.
Gunther
Löbach. This comprehensive book unravels the history
and mysteries surrounding various types of Damascus
steel before delving into the theory and mechanics of
forging your own complex Damascus steel creations.
Complete with material and equipment requirements,
safety precautions, practical tips, temperature charts,
and examples of finished works, this book offers
inspiration and the fundamentals of working in this
ancient medium. Includes a bonus poster, "Practical
Tips for the Blacksmith."
Size: 7” x 10” • 225+ images & diagrams • 176 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4294-3 • hard cover • $39.99
Forging Japanese Knives for Beginners.
Ernst G.
Siebeneicher-Hellwig and Jürgen Rosinski. Learn how
to make two types of Japanese knives: a tanto (dagger)
and a hocho (chef's knife) using traditional techniques.
With step-by-step images and clear instructions, this
how-to guide covers acquiring iron ore, building and
using a bloomery furnace, forging the blades, fitting
the blades with handles, and sharpening the blades
with water stones.
Size: 6” x 9” • 195 color photos • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4556-2 • spiral bound • $24.99
Forging Damascus Steel Knives for Beginners.
Ernst G. Siebeneicher-Hellwig & Jürgen Rosinski. With
this guide, novice blacksmiths and bladesmiths have a
practical and budget-consious approach to forging their
own Damascus steel knives. Starting with the basics,
this practical guide shows how easy it can be to build
a simple Damascus-grade forge; forge Damascus steel
into different patterns; and forge a blade into shape,
harden it, and turn it into a finished knife.
Size: 6” x 9” • 180+ photos & diagrams • 102 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4012-3 • spiral bound • $24.99
Making Hidden Tang Knives.
Heinrich Schmid-
bauer & Hans Joachim Wieland. This beginner-level,
how-to guide explains step by step how to make a
fixed-blade hidden tang knife and a matching leather
scabbard. Knifemakers will find the 200+ photos
and diagrams, the tools and materials lists, and the
detailed instructions perfectly suited to creating this
knife. The section on tools and steps necessary for
making a sheath round out this guide.
Size: 6” x 9” • 200+ photos & diagrams • 108 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4014-7 • spiral bound • $24.99
Making Integral Knives.
Peter Fronteddu & Stefan
Steigerwald. Through step-by-step instructions and
images, three integral knife projects with varying
levels of difficulty are explained here. 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. 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.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4011-6 • spiral bound • $24.99
Fancy Knives: A Complete Analysis & Intro-
duction to Make Your Own .
Stefan Steigerwald
& Ernst G. Siebeneicher-Hellwig. Through over 300
color photos and concise text, you can learn the ma-
terials, qualities, working styles, and handle materials
of penknives. Knife decorating techniques include
engraving, etching, inlay, scrimshaw, and coloring.
Size: 7” x 10” • 316 color photos • 184 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3067-4 • hard cover • $29.99
Basic Knife Making: From Raw Steel to a
Finished Stub Tang Knife.
ErnstG.Siebeneich-
er-Hellwig and Jürgen Rosinski. Learn the craft of
knifemaking. 205 color images and step-by-step
instructions provide for all stages of construction,
from selection of the steel to forging the blade,
assembling thehandle,andconstructingaholder.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 205 color images
10 drawings • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3508-2 • spiral bound •
$29.99
The Lockback Folding Knife: From Design
to Completion.
Peter Fronteddu and Stefan
Steigerwald. Create your own folding knife with
lockback design. The fit, combination, and variety
of shapes of each knife are always a new challenge
and presented here in clear, easy-to-understand,
step-by-step instructions with 236 color images.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 236 color images • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3509-9
spiral bound • $29.99
Knife Sharpening Made Easy.
Stefan Steigerwald
and Peter Fronteddu. The ideal guide for knifemakers,
collectors, culinary professionals, and more, this book
teaches multiple methods for making your blades
as sharp as new—or even sharper. Each process is
illustrated with pictures and offers practical instruction,
including methods suited for challenging blades like
serrated blades and knives with wavy or convex cuts.
Size: 6” x 9” • 89 images • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4306-3 • soft cover • $16.99
Sharpening and Knife Making.
Jim Watson.
Sharpening techniques for numerous woodcarving
tools and knives of various sizes and shapes, including
pocket knives and kitchen knives. The necessary ma-
terials for proper sharpening are listed and discussed
with methods for reconditioning and making new
knives and tools and information on resurfacing the
sharpening stones.
Size: 6” x 9” • 330 b/w photos • 176 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-118-3 • soft cover • $12.99
GUNMAKING
Guns and Gunmaking Tools of
Southern Appalachia: The Story
of the Kentucky Rifle.
John Rice
Irwin. The people of the isolated
mountain valleys of Appalachia tell
how they make and use the Kentucky
and related firearms and the supplies
that go with them, both in the past and
today as tradition continues.
Size: 11’’ x 8 1/2’’ • 315 illus.
Index • 118 pp. • ISBN: 0-916838-81-1 • soft cover • $14.95
Carving Gunstocks: Power Techniques.
Jose Valencia. With 250 color photos, all the
steps needed to transform a plain gunstock
into a work of art are explained, from creating
patterns, removing factory checkering, and
using a high speed power pen and bits to create
scroll, basket weave, and maple leaf patterns,
along with realistic wildlife carvings. Adapting
patterns to curved surfaces, sanding, and fin-
ishing techniques are explained.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 250 color photos,
7 b/w patterns • 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3370-5 • soft cover • $16.99
Powder Horns: Fabrication & Decoration.
Jim Stevens. 275 color photos illustrate working,
shaping, decorating, and finishing techniques,
including inlays, engrailing, and scrimshaw.
Leather strap weaving and braiding methods are
also provided for carrying the finished horn in an
authentic manner. For inspiration, photo gallery
shows finished powder horns and a contact list
includes the artists featured.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 275 color photos • 176 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3489-4 • soft cover • $29.99
BOWMAKING
The Bow Builder’s Book: European Bow
Building from the Stone Age to Today.
Revised 2nd edition.
F. Alrune, W. Hein, J.
Junkmanns, B. Pantel, H. Riesch, A. Stegmeyer, U.
Stehli, K. Vögele, & J. Zschieschang. The history,
evolution, and construction of European style
longbows. For the beginner, clear, uncomplicated
instructions are offered. More advanced bowyers
will find tips on choosing wood and adhesive,
and detailed information on replicating special
historic bow types.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 232 illustrations • 216 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4153-3 • hard cover • $34.99
Making Bows with Children.
Wulf
Hein. If you want to build yourself a
real bow, here is where the adventure
begins! Learn how to build 2 different
bows, arrows, bowstrings, and quiv-
er with step-by-step instruction. This
well-illustrated book also takes you on
a brief excursion through the history of
this ancient implement.
Size: 11” x 8 1/2” • 265 photos &
drawings • 208 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4442-8 • hard cover • $34.99
Making a Rattan Bow.
Linda Schilling &
Michael Wlotzka. Using rattan or a combina-
tion of rattan and wood, this book guides you
through the making of seven bow designs with
illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Sections
include creating the bow profile, tillering, leather
grips, shaping the handle, making wood overlays
for the tips, and much more. Perfect for archers,
woodworkers, and crafters of all skill level.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 328 color images, 8 graphs
112 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4546-3 • soft
cover • $24.99
Teaching the Bow to Bend: Making a Long-
bow.
Linda Schilling and Michael Wlotzka. Making
a longbow in only two days? No sweat! In their two-
day workshops, the bowmakers team of Kunst-Griff
introduced many enthusiastic beginners to the basics
of making a wooden longbow--demonstrating each
action step by step, in a comprehensible and clear
way. This compact book, now in color, brings their
workshop to you!
Size: 6” x 9” • 183 color images • 80 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4595-1 • soft cover • $19.99
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