100 Legendary Knives
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100 Legendary Knives

by Gerard Pacella
     
 

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The knife is undoubtedly man’s oldest tool. To follow its evolution over time is to recount the story of civilization.  From leisure knives to professional knives, by way of hunting and fishing knives, as well as combat knives… all of these legendary models have been collected together in this book.

But 100 Legendary Knives is also the

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Overview

The knife is undoubtedly man’s oldest tool. To follow its evolution over time is to recount the story of civilization.  From leisure knives to professional knives, by way of hunting and fishing knives, as well as combat knives… all of these legendary models have been collected together in this book.

But 100 Legendary Knives is also the story of the often colorful characters who fathered these knives: Jim Bowie, Bo Randall, Admiral Estaing, Hemingway, Crocombette, Loveless…

Produced in many different periods and throughout the world, these knives lead us on a voyage of discovery of the customs and regions of France, Japan, Africa, and America… Whether part of an astronaut’s kit or the canvas for a particularly original work of art, the knife still has much to captivate and astonish us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435106536
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/25/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.38(w) x 11.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The author of this book, Gérard Pacella, is a journalist and a professional photographer. He is an enthusiast of cutlery and hunting, and author of several books, including Knives of our Homelands (published by Editions De Borée) and Hunting Knives (published by Editions Larivière), for which he was personally handed the prestigious François-Sommer Prize by Michel Déon of the Académie Francaise.

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