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1 Baldwin, John Early Knives & Beaded Sheaths of the American Frontier [Signed]
West Olive, MI Early American Artistry 1997 0965114619 / 9780965114615 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
79, [3] pages, well illustrated (many in color) , diagrams, red leatherette with gilt illustrations of two knives and one sheath on front cover, corners bumped otherwise fine. Signed by author. Foreword by Norm Flayderman. From the preface, “Welcome to the second book in our series, ‘Of the American frontier. ’ The original idea, subject matter and title was to be, ‘Indian Knives and Beaded Sheaths, ’ pre-1900. Since any knife given, traded to, or used by an American Indian could be called an Indian knife, we refocused on an entire concept of knives called “Early Knives. ’ This more appropriate description could be any knife in a large group that, and we emphasize the word ‘could’ have been used in a beaded sheath. This opened the door for a meaningful study and research paper on the subject of manufactured early knives, trade knives, and homemade knives of all kinds that were available to everyone living on the ever-changing American frontier. All these early knives were used exclusively by no one group, but as a matter of fact by everyone. ”’ Scarce. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 320.00 USD
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2 Burton, Kenneth J. A Sure Defence. the Bowie Knife Book.
Balmain, Nsw Author 1988 0731613775 / 9780731613779 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xiv, 99 pages, well illustrated, red pictorial boards, very good. From the foreword by Edgar F Penzig: “With the publication of this book, A SURE DEFENCE, Ken Burton has finally filled a large gap which is existed for many years within the archives of our country's history, and that is relating to the use of knives, especially the fighting kind, during Australia's wild colonial days. Years of painstaking research has resulted in a most readable and interesting manuscript which will be equally at home in the library of either the layman, the collector or the dedicated historian. By containing his efforts to edged weapons, Ken Burton has been able to produce a comprehensive work on Bowie knives which can stand on an equal footing with any such reference work available on the market at the present time. On the photographic side, the excellent illustrations clearly reveal to the reader the exciting diversity of blades, inscriptions, and hilts on these work tools and items of protection from yesteryear, whilst the list of makers and retailers, both here and overseas, are of great benefit to the collector”. ; 10.30 X 8.20 X 0.50 inches; 99 pages 
Price: 80.00 USD
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3 Capwell, Dr. Tobias The World Encyclopedia of Knives, Daggers & Bayonets An Authoritative History and Visual Directory of Sharp-Edged Weapons and Blades from around the World, with over 700 Stunning Colour Photographs.
Hermes House 2009 1846815029 / 9781846815027 Paperback Very Good- with no dust jacket 
256 pages, well illustrated (mostly in color) , pictorial stiff wrappers, normal shelf wear to covers otherwise very good. From the cover: "Features more than 350 sharp edged weapons and gives details of their origin, length, and date of manufacture. Describes the most famous and fascinating weapons, including the medieval Rondell, the American Bowie knife, the Highland Dirk and the bayonets of World War II. : ; 11.60 X 9.40 X 0.80 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Darom, David Art and Design in Modern Custom Fixed-Blade Knives
Edison, NJ Chartwell Books 2007 0785822682 / 9780785822684 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
266 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: Introducing the reader to the art of custom fixed-blade knives, the author has chosen to feature 26 world class knifemakers - each with their own individual look and feel. In addition to the high quality illustrations the author presented comprehensive background texts, detailed descriptions of all the knives and insight into the 'behind the scenes' of custom knifemaking." ; 11.40 X 9.20 X 1.40 inches 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Felix, Marc L. Kipinga, Throwing-Blades of Central Africa. Wurfklingen Aus Zentralafrika.
Munchen Verlag Fred Jahn 1991 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
205 pages, illustrations, maps, diagrams, white cloth covers (with purple spine) , front cover shows a silhouette of a man with a throwing knife and shield, very good in original plain cardboard slipcase. Folding map in rear pocket. Text in German and English. From the introduction: “Throwing blades are truly an African invention, since the weapon made for throwing which has more than one blade is encountered only in Africa. They thus have every right to be considered the main African contribution to the world body of weapons. In Africa throwing blades can be found in great numbers and in a large variety of forms over a wide area, and are used for many different purposes. The majority of them are to be found in central Africa in an area bounded by latitude 20 degrees north to 3 degrees south and longitudes 10 degrees to 35 degrees east. This zone encompasses the modern political entities of Niger, Chad, Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, the Central African Republic, and Zaire." ; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 205 pages 
Price: 120.00 USD
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6 Gaddis, Robert L. Randall Made Knives. the History of the Man and the Blades.
Boulder, CO Paladin Press 1993 0873647114 / 9780873647113 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
304 pages, illustrations, diagrams, red cloth, dust jacket in protective mylar covering, very good. From the dust jacket, “RANDALL MADE KNIVES is the authorized history of Bo Randall and his blades, told in his own words and those of the people who knew him best, his family, his co-workers, his friends, and his customers. Compiled through meticulous research that included correspondence, sketches, catalogs, and personal interviews, this book spans the years from 1936 when Bo first became interested in knife making, through the war years when he had to scavenge for materials and part-time help to keep U. S. GIs in Fighters, through the present where his son, Gary Randall, carries on the tradition of excellence established by his father. It contains correspondence between Bo and several people whose place in history are well secured, including Ronald Reagan, the Mercury 7 astronauts, writer James Jones of From Here to Eternity fame, General John Singlaub, Colonel Rex Applegate, and others. More than 100 beautiful photographs of all 25 models of Bo’s knives, as well as treasured and rare photographs of early or famous knives, including a never before published and previously lost photo of Bo’s very first knife, alone are worth the price of this book. And blade makers and historians alike will want to get their hands on copies of the original sketches Bo used to make some of his special knives, including his Bowie's. Just as Randall knives have been the standard by which all handmade knives have been judged for more than 50 years, RANDALL MADE KNIVES is destined to become the historical reference for knife lovers, historians, and Military buffs who want to know more about Bo Randall and his blades." ; 11.28 X 8.88 X 0.95 inches; 304 pages 
Price: 160.00 USD
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7 Ghiringhelli, Vanna The Invincible Krises 2 With a Description of the Keris Blade Forging by Sandro Forgiarini.
Vercelli, Italy Saviolo 2007 8895125053 / 9788895125053 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
190 pages, well illustrated in color, pictorial boards, very good in white cardboard slipcase. From the introduction, “I write this introduction using the present tense, although I shouldn't, because, as all readers certainly know, the Kris has now lost its importance in Indonesia and Malaysia, it is alive only in the heart of the few people who still live inside the tradition and in the collector’s mind and Imagination. The Kris world stretches over a very large geographic area. It goes from the Malayan Peninsula, through Indonesia, as far as the Sulu islands and Mindanao in the Philippines, inhabited by Muslim Morro people. Traveling through the archipelago, the Kris dragged along a peculiar baggage: Indian, Chinese, Muslim, local and European cultures all melted down inside the fantastic Indo-Malay crucible. It's nowhere to be found such a combination of cultural elements. Together with what Indo-Malay people call ‘isi keris’, it pushed the Kris to the highest level and the loftiest rank among all edged weapons in the world." 
Price: 120.00 USD
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8 Goddard, Wayne Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop
Krause Publications 2001 0873419936 / 9780873419932 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
160 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the back cover: "Don't spend big bucks on your knife shop! If you've ever dreamed of making knives, Wayne Goddard will show you how to get started without investing a fortune in fancy gear. You'll learn all about selecting steel and forging, grinding, heat-treating and finishing knives without the huge and expensive tools found in some shops. Goddard even explains and demonstrates the making of wire Damascus blades with the simplest of tools. Wayne Goddards 50 Knife Shop is a great companion volume to Goddards book The Wonder of Knifemaking and provides all the details you need to set up a backyard knife sharp and start turning out great blades. "; 10.70 X 8.30 X 0.40 inches; 160 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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9 Hamzuri Keris. [Kris]
Jakarta Penerbit Djambartan 1984 Paperback Very Good- with no dust jacket 
64 pages, illustrations, map, diagrams, red pictorial wrappers, slight shelf wear to covers otherwise very good. Gift inscription to former owner on half-title. English translation by Judi Achjadi. Photographs by Jusuf Razak. From the introduction: "This small book is about the Keris. However, a discussion of the Keris is a discussion of life in Javanese, Balinese, Madurese, Sulawesi, and other Indonesian communities where the Keris is found and used. The Keris occupies a special, important place in the community, it is not regarded merely as a weapon. In this part of the world, and particularly in Indonesia, there are many weapons which are considered to be sacred and endowed with supernatural powers, and therefore, must be respected, for example, the rencong of Aceh, the mandau of Kalimantan, and the badik of South Sulawesi. A man feels safe when he has such weapons at his side." 
Price: 32.00 USD
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10 Hill, A. H. & G. C. Woolley & H. C. Keith & G. M. Laidlaw & E. Banks & Abu Bakar Bin Pawanchee The Keris and Other Malay Weapons. Reprint No. 16.
Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS) 1998 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
179 pages, pictorial boards, text block has come loose from the binding otherwise very good. Originally published in the Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1933, 1938, 1940, 1947. Contents: The Malay keris / G. C. Woolley -- Origin of the Malay keris / G. C. Woolley -- Keris measurements from North Borneo / H. G. Keith -- Keris measurements / G. C. Woolley -- Some notes on keris measurements / G. M. Laidlaw -- A new book on the keris / G. C. Woolley -- Notes on two uncommon varieties of the Malay keris / G. V. Gardner -- The keris sulok or sundang / E. Banks -- An unusual keris Majapahit / Abu Bakar bin Pawanchee -- Notes on two knives in the Pitt Rivers Museum / G. C. Woolley -- Malay cannon / G. C. Woolley. 
Price: 44.00 USD
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11 Jarrett, Jacob H. Price Guide to Pocket Knives 1890-1970 [Reprints of Catalogs by Case, Keen Cutter, Marble's, Remington, Winchester, Etc]
Gas City, IN L W Book Sales 1993 0895380242 / 9780895380241 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
264 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. , From the introduction. “This book is a reprint of various catalogs before 1970. As you will notice all measurements and descriptions have been left to better help you identify your knives. We do not claim to be experts in the knife collecting field however after many years in the publishing business we do feel we know what is helpful to collectors. There is a separate price guide included which is only the opinion of the author. ~ Dates of Catalog Pages. Case, 1969. George Wostenholm & Sons, 1913. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett and Company, 1899. Imported Knives, 1903. John Primble, 1937. Joseph Allen & Sons, 1899. Keen Cutlery, 1903. Keen Kutter, 1910. Marble’s, 1939. Miscellaneous, 1899, 1935, 1962. New York Knife Company, 1899. Remington, 1933. Schrade Walden, 1937. Tree Brand, 1913. Van Camp, 1933. Watauga, 1913. Winchester, 1934.”; 10.90 X 8.40 X 0.60 inches; 264 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Johnson, Thomas M. & Wilfrid Bradach Third Reich Edged Weapon Accouterments
Author 1978 0960090657 / 9780960090655 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
65 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, oblong 11 by 8 inches, very good. Stated first edition. From the preface by Frederick J. Stephens: "In compiling this study of the edged weapon accoutrements, Colonel Johnson not only makes available to collectors a complete book of totally fresh, unpublished, information, but also opens the door to a new realm of information, a complete field of study that complements and enhances the bladed weapons of Nazi Germany." ; 11 X 8 X 0.20 inches; 65 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Lake, Ron & Frank Centofante & Wayne Clay How to make folding knives
Chattanooga American Blade 1988 0911881069 / 9780911881066 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
192 pages, illustrations, tables, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the back cover: "Three top custom makers show you how, step by step, with easy-to-follow instructions. Laying out patterns; grinding your blades, fitting lock & spring, handles, polishing, final assembly. Plus safety tips, and where to buy the supplies. Over 300 photos show you in detail how the experts make folding knives. "; 10.80 X 8.20 X 0.40 inches; 192 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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14 Lumsden, Robin Edged Weapons of Hitler's Germany
Osceola, WI MBI Publishing Company 2001 0760311315 / 9780760311318 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
160 pages, illustrations, tables, cloth, dust jacket, very good. From the estate of Charles Luxmoore and with his signature. Luxmoore collected early militaria from the Civil and Indian Wars period. A member of the NRA, he served on the Army Rifle Team, and was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, serving as President and Vice President, Sons of the Colonial War. From the DJ: "The author has drawn on over 25 years of experience collecting Third Reich militaria. The book includes detailed photographs illustrating the various patterns of weapons, and these pictures are supplemented by plates taken from contemporary Nazi manufacturers sales catalogs and photos of edged weapons in wear during the Third Reich. This book includes details of the following areas of Nazi edged Weaponry daggers, swords, bayonets and knives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, SA, SS, other paramilitary organizations, the diplomatic corps, police, fire service, customs service, railways and the Red Cross. Also included are sections on makers' marks, Solingen salesmanship, advertising, miniature weapons, a chronology of Nazi edged weapons, where to buy Nazi edged weapons today, a price guide, how to spot post-1945 reproductions and a bibliography." ; 9.97 X 7.70 X 0.77 inches; 160 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 McEvoy, Harry K. Knife Throwing, a Practical Guide.
Boston Tuttle Publishing 1973 0804810990 / 9780804810999 Mass Market Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
106 pages, well illustrated, green pictorial wrappers, very good. From the back cover: "Harry K. McEvoy, a long-time resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan, founded the Tru-Balance Knife Company there in 1949 and is today one of the primary suppliers of quality throwing-knives to professionals and sportsmen alike. He has coached and demonstrated knife and tomahawk throwing for more than 30 years and is founder and national director of The American Knife Thrower's Alliance. " FW356B ; 106 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Palmer, Ben & Moran, W. F. & Phillips, Jim Bowie Knives of the Ben Palmer Collection
Williamstown, NJ Phillips Publications 1992 0932572243 / 9780932572240 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
146, [6] pages, illustrations, brown cloth with gilt lettering, corners slightly bumped, dust jacket in protective mylar covering. From the dust jacket, “As an American original, few weapons can match the lore and attraction of the Bowie knife. For the 1830s to the present, forged in the fire and the stuff of legend, these knives have captured the attention of historians and collectors. In the 1950s Ben J Palmer made Bowie's his business. During his time he has amassed over 1,400 knives. Included herein, the original articles written by Palmer in the American Arms Collector. Also, an update on James Black, who forged the famous Bowie by Bill R. Hughes. A detailed listing of Bowie knife makers, expanded from Ken Burton’s fine book, rounds out the volume. The photographs are those taken by Ben as specimens came into his hands. Knifemaker Bill Moran adds his 50 years of experience with comments about the knives which he and his lifetime friend used to carry in the days when they had the only knives for sale at local gun shows. ” 
Price: 120.00 USD
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17 Price, C. Houston Official Price Guide to Collector Knives. Tenth Edition.
New York House of Collectibles 1991 0876378122 / 9780876378120 Tenth Edition Softcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
725 pages, plates, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the back cover: "Top notch information and professional tips, everything a knife collector needs to know~Over 12,500 listings with 550 all-new photographs make THE OFFICIAL PRICE TO COLLECTOR KNIVES the most valuable resource a collector could have. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Raidl, R. R. , and, Leslie, D. R. Nazi Daggers and Dress Bayonets. an Illustrated Reference
Cleveland, OH R. & L. Enterprises 1959 First Edition Paperback Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued 
60 pages, well illustrated, wrappers, some hand-written notes on last two blank pages otherwise very good. Stated first edition. Photography by R. J. Drescher. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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19 Remington Arms Company Remington Catalog NO. C-5 [Reprint]
Remington Arms Company Reprint Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
63 pages, well illustrated, stapled tan wrappers, shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good. Oblong 11 by 8.5 inches. Text in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Ritchie, Roy & Ron Stewart The Standard Knife Collector's Guide. Second Edition.
Collector Books 1993 0891455175 / 9780891455172 Second Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
688 pages, 6 color plates, many text illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. Appendices include Buck Creek Price Guide, Case's Price Guide, Cattaraugus's Price Guide, Robeson's Price Guide, Remington's Price Guide, Taylor Cuterly's Price Guide, and Winchester's Price Guide. ; 8.30 X 5.40 X 1.50 inches; 688 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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