SHORT REVIEW BY LARRY CONNELLEY "This hardbound presentation book presents custom knifemaking and embellishment in the detail that this work deserves. This volume has stunning full color photography; one can almost reach out and touch the knives. The layout and print quality of this hard bound book is sleek and surpasses museum quality. The most exciting aspect of this book is that it takes you to the workshops of hundreds of knifemakers, engravers and scrimshaw artists. You all able to see the step-by-step methods that they use bring their artistry to life. You can see the raw steel, the hot forge, the patterns of damascus, the engraving come to life at each stage of production. This book gives the knife aficionado a chance to see what few ever see in a lifetime in the custom knife industry. Each section features a several finished knives, pictures of the work in progress, shop photos, and a short biography and snapshot of the maker. You can see how much time and hard work goes into a knife of this caliber. This volume is an incredible companion to any custom knife collection and will make any knife lovers coffee table complete."
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