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Collectible Pocket Knives (Collectibles) [Paperback]

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The simplest and most indispensable of tools, the pocket knife has existed in the form we know today for centuries. From the most basic pivoting blade to modern creations using high-tech alloys, knives have long been true collector's items.

Collectible Pocket Knives, featuring over 500 color photographs, is a mine of information covering knives of all sorts, from the most valuable and precious collector's items to more commonly found models. Each photograph is accompanied by a short text explaining the significance of every knife displayed. Whether you are a novice or the proud owner of a fine set of knives, this book is the perfect source of new ideas for your collection.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.52" Width: 5.49" Height: 1.11"
Weight:   1.27 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 15, 2001
Publisher   Flammarion
ISBN  2080105507  
ISBN13  9782080105509  

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Tabletop book of European Knives  Jun 2, 2008
Small but pretty book that will show you a lot of pretty pocket knives, mostly of European origin. If you want to see all the different types of pocket knives and how they evolved, this is an interesting book. If you are trying to learn more about American made pocket knives or identify the knife you have, this is not the book you want.
complement this with Levine's guide for a 6-star pair of books  Feb 21, 2008
I disagree with the reviews of this book:

Of course, it is Euro-centric in nature, with a focus
on French regional patterns. It lacks detailed descriptions.
It doesn't include much modern knives, and its selection
is more interested in displaying generic modern patterns
rather than discussing modern masters or knife-factories.

Then again, this book extends Levine's small section
on historic patterns outside the US; which is quite
interesting and one of the few texts/images on French
and even some South-European patterns.

This is especially important when you consider that the
so-called US-patterns from Canoe to Stockman
(aren't those "merely" simple 19th century European patterns
from Sheffield/Solingen!?) actually only cover a very small
part of the spectrum from medieval patterns to industrial
revolution patterns, both in time as well as in design space.

So for me, this translation of Pascal's book nicely complemented
Levine's Guide. However it is not about collectible US-local knives
for the pure collector of old US patterns.

So I'd like to give 6 points, to the combination
of the 2 books, 5 points to Pascal and Levine individually,
and deduct a point each from both the English publisher and this site
for misrepresenting the nature of this book.
Hardly anything other than a collection of French knives  Aug 7, 2003
The author is French. Most of the knives are French. Although the author makes a half-hearted attempt to include international knives, it is very feeble. The American made knives are overshadowed by the French ones, because, the author chooses, for some reason (I wonder why) to include American made knives that are mostly inferior to the industry's standards. Not all of them are inferior,that's why I gave this book two stars instead of one. But the vast majority are. The French knives, on the other hand, are often far better made, or more exquisite. This is peculiar, because France has far worse knife laws than the U.S., and thus would have far less of that sort of knife. And it does. This book instils a false sense of French dominance in the cutlery industry, by giving grossly disproportionate view of the world of knives. Most of the French knives are also quite old, giving the author another chance to proclaim the vast collectability of French knives compared to other knives. If you're from France, this book will be music to your ears; otherwise don't buy it.
Well done coffee table knife book  Jun 5, 2002
This is a collection of color photos of knives from around the world and of the last 200 or so years. As a knife collector and seller I will buy any book with knife and collectable in the title. I am usually rather harsh on books that aren't what they should be. This is not one of them. Nice pictures, most completely doped (the background is white) so there is nothing to compete with the knife. Nothing in here about collecting, buying, selling or values. Any custom knifemaker should have one of these, there are a bunch of good ideas in there. Having this book can save you tons of money travelling to museums both here and on the continent; which of course you can spend on more knives. I didn't find anything in this book that I wouldn't want to own.

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