How To Make A Narrow Tang Knife

Product Description for How To Make A Narrow Tang Knife

Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $40.00
Item num: 108420
Item weight: 26.40 oz.

Beginning with making, heat treating, and sharpening a stock removal knife and moving into forging, forming the handle, and sewing the sheath, this exceptional manual is sure to help avoid many of the pitfalls that many knifemakers encounter as they begin their path. Even experienced knifemakers are sure to find different techniques that will improve their process and provide new approaches. How to Make a Narrow Tang Knife is sure to become a daily companion.

This book is signed by Kevin and Heather Harvey.

Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey have had a tremendous influence of forged South African custom knives. When I first met them in 1998 at the ABS Bladesmithing School in Old Washington, AR, it was clear that they arrived with exceptional talent and drive. What wasn't yet apparent was the number of bladesmiths that they would educate and inspire over the years to come. Rather than just returning to South Africa after our courses at the ABS school and proceeding to make their knives, they were immediately inspired to share the knowledge they gained.
They soon founded Heavin Forge and have taught countless bladesmiths from all over the world their techniques for knifemaking. Their style and methods are found in nearly every bladesmith coming out of South Africa today. Their devotion to sharing their knowledge has created a boon for knifemakers in and around Southern Africa.
When COVID19 began to spread in the spring of 2019, Heavin Forge needed to pivot. Their intimate classes would not be viable for several years to come. During this time, rather than simply ruminating, Kevin and Heather worked together to write and create this how-to manual. The photos and exceptionally detailed descriptions walk the reader through every step of making a knife. Having instructed thousands of students over 25 years at Heavin Forge and teaching at the ABS School, Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather understand the problems that beginning bladesmiths will encounter. This manual nicely catches those mistakes and explains each step in an easy-to-follow format.

  • Publisher: Heavin Forge Media (July 13, 2022)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0639714382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0639714387
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.71 x 11 inches

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