Monday, June 17, 2013

List of Knife Making / Bladesmithing sources (Part 2 Books)

Books


There are quite a few books that an aspiring knife maker / bladesmith should look into reading or getting.




The first one I suggest to anyone interested and also the first book that I purchased when I decided I wanted to start making knives.



Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop, Revised 

by Wayne Goddard 

This book comes highly recommended because he takes the approach that you don't need thousands of dollars worth of equipment to make a knife. 












The rest of the list is in no particular order.





Step-by-Step Knifemaking: You Can Do It! 

by David Boye 

This book is another one that takes you through the steps of making a knife.













The Wonder of Knifemaking 

by Wayne Goddard 

Another one of Wayne Goddard's books although if you have the $50 knife shop I would probably just pick this one up from the library some of the information is the same in both books but this also has some pretty good tips and tricks that are only in this book. 










The next three are a little bit more advanced but are packed full of information. Each one is written by Jim Hrisoulas who is an active part of the blade making world and actually contributes to a few of the forums on my list of forums. Right now he is actually working on book #4 which i am quite excited about. 





The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way To Perfection

By Jim Hrisoulas

This is the first book that was written and is geared more towards the beginner compared to the other books he's written.












The Master Bladesmith: Advanced Studies In Steel 


By Jim Hrisoulas


This is the second book he released and it is definitely more advanced then the first but I was still able to follow along with the ideas presented. 











by Jim Hrisoulas

This book gets into pattern welding and while being way above my abilities I was still able to follow along with everything he was talking about.
He also has a dvd about Forging Damascus: How to Create Pattern-Welded Blades (DVD) The DVD seems interesting but is a little out of my price range. 








Although there are quite a few more books out there this list will get you started. All of the links are to my amazon affiliate store so it is completely safe to purchase them there.  

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