Hotanvil Forge

Favorite Knife Makin Books













Home | New Knives | About me | Teaching | Teaching Page 2 | Teaching page 3 | Teaching page 4 | Teaching page 5 | Teaching page 6 | Teaching page 7 | Teaching page 8 | Teaching at The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum teaching Page 2 | For sale | Knives Page 1 | Knives page 2 | Knives page 3 | Knife page 4 | Knife page 5 | Knife page 6 | Knives page 7 | Knives page 8 | Knives page 9 | Wedding party Knives | Early knives | Knives in the making | knives being worked on | More Blades in the making | Page 2 Knives in the works | Knives in the works 3 | Forge work | Playin in the Shop | Blacksmithing page 1 | Blacksmithing page 2 | Blacksmithing page 3 | Blacksmithing page 4 | Blacksmithing Page 5 | Blacksmithing page 6 | Blacksmithing page 7 | Hammer Class | The Rose Page | Bobber Build | SOLD/Knives I have moved off the for sale page | Demo page | Champlain Maritime Museum | Museum page 2 | Tools page | The Mini Hydraulic press | Sawmill page | Air Hammer Page | In the shop and, At work | My last Shop | The Shop Tour | Favorite Knife Makin Books | People page | Hunt of a Lifetime | Fly Fishing Adventures | Wyoming Adventure | Links | My little Buddies | Trade offer | The End





These are some of the books I have used and read over the years.I have them listed in my order of what I think is the best of them down through. All of them have really good information in them and have helped me out with my knife making.




























If you are looking to get into knife making and don't have a boat load of cash to spend then this is the book you want to get.
1)$50 Knife Shop   ISBN  0-87341-993-6
By Wayne Goddard
2) The Wonder of Knifemaking 
ISBN  0-87341-798-4
By Wayne Goddard
3) Knife Talk  ISBN  0-87341-584-1
By Ed Fowler
4) Knife Talk II ISBN  0-87349-564-0
By Ed Fowler
5) The Pattern Welded Blade
ISBN  978-1-58160-544-0
By Jim Hrisoulas  (great book on Damascus)
6) Step by Step Knifemaking
ISBN 0-87857-181-7
By David Boye
7) Custom Knifemaking ISBN 0-8117-2175-2
By Tim McCreight
8)Blade's Guide to Making Knives
ISBN 0-89689-240-9
9) The Craft of the Japanese Sword
This is a great read.
 
I have many other books on my shelf but the ones above have all the info you need to make a real good start into the world of Knifemkaing.