Any Book Or Video Recommendations?
Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:48 PM
Posted 18 September 2011 - 02:42 PM
Those are some good ones. When someone asks me about getting into knifemaking I tend to recommend How to Make Knives by Barney/Loveless and Goddard's $50 Knife Shop. I figure with the Loveless book they will see a few different ways to make knives and with the $50 Knife Shop they will see that it is doable without springing for the grinder first. Plus they are quite economical and easy to find.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:19 PM
I review all of the ABS DVD's and books before we post them in the store. I agree with Dale that among the best videos are the three (3) by Bill Moran and I would recommend starting with "The Making of a Knife". I would also add that the book "Handles and Guards" by Joe Keeslar is outstanding and would be a great addition to any bladesmith's library.
In addition, there are many resources that are available on the ABS Website at no cost. The Master Class in the Techniques Section of the ABS Website and the videos on the ABS YouTube Channel are excellent sources of information and are gradually added to each month. My favorite video on the ABS YouTube Channel and also one of the most popular with the public is the video of Bill Moran that was filmed in his shop several years ago and is displayed below:
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:52 PM
That is one of my favorites and a bargain to boot!
Posted 18 September 2011 - 07:28 PM
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