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The Complete Encyclopedia of Knives
     

The Complete Encyclopedia of Knives

by A. E. Hartink
 

This hardcover encyclopedia is a must-have addition to any knife collector's library. Organized alphabetically, the book gives details, technical specifications, and the origin of knives made by small, medium, and large manufacturers. Readers will find rare collector's knives, as well as respected classics in this volume.

From engraved handles to hunting knives

Overview

This hardcover encyclopedia is a must-have addition to any knife collector's library. Organized alphabetically, the book gives details, technical specifications, and the origin of knives made by small, medium, and large manufacturers. Readers will find rare collector's knives, as well as respected classics in this volume.

From engraved handles to hunting knives to utility knives, this book contains rich detail and more than 1500 full-color photographs of knives from around 160 producers, designers, and knife makers. The extensive index can be used as a reference guide as well, and makes it simple for readers to find exactly what they are looking for.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785819974
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

A. E. Hartink grew up with firearms; both his father and his grandfather were in the Royal Dutch Navy. In his youth, he graduated from his first Diana air rifle to a small bore carbine, and then to large caliber handguns. During his military service, he was a sergeant weapons instructor. He later joined the Dutch state police, where he soon became a detective, extending his already vast knowledge of firearms. Following the reorganization of Dutch police forces in 1994, Hartink became a specialist firearms detective with a regional police force, and since 1995 he has worked for a regional firearms department, where his main activities are related to the control of legal and prevention of illegal firearms. In addition to being a regular contributor to various publications, he has written extensively on weapons of every kind under a variety of pen names (as well as his own), and has translated books about weapons, ammunition, and the reloading of cartridges. A. E. Hartink grew up with firearms; both his father and his grandfather were in the Royal Dutch Navy. In his youth, he graduated from his first Diana air rifle to a small bore carbine, and then to large caliber handguns. During his military service, he was a sergeant weapons instructor. He later joined the Dutch state police, where he soon became a detective, extending his already vast knowledge of firearms. Following the reorganization of Dutch police forces in 1994, Hartink became a specialist firearms detective with a regional police force, and since 1995 he has worked for a regional firearms department, where his main activities are related to the control of legal and prevention of illegal firearms. In addition to being a regular contributor to various publications, he has written extensively on weapons of every kind under a variety of pen names (as well as his own), and has translated books about weapons, ammunition, and the reloading of cartridges.

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