Complete Encyclopedia Of Knives

Author: A.E. Hartink
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785819974
Size: 47.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Blacksmith S Project Book

Author: Antonello Rizzo
Publisher: Artisan Ideas
ISBN: 9780997979824
Size: 56.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Blacksmith's Project Book presents 20 original intermediate and advanced projects for blacksmiths looking to further hone their skills and learn techniques from European Master Smiths. This hardcover 248 page book, with over 900 high-quality photos, clearly explains the necessary steps and techniques for completing projects which include metallic fusion, damascening, chromatic finishing techniques, patination, sculpture forging, and other interesting topics.Antonello Rizzo's first bestselling project book, Secrets of the Forge, contained almost 50 original projects by Italian master smiths for beginning and intermediate level blacksmiths. This new book brings the level up a notch and has the intention of also serving as creative fodder for the smith¿s own project designs. The bonus 21st chapter of this book is a fascinating essay outlining the essayist¿s strong and heartfelt ideas on the restoration of old wrought iron.You can be sure that there is plenty of material in The Blacksmith's Project Book that will be of great interest to any practicing blacksmith.

The Art And Craft Of The Blacksmith

Author: Robert Thomas
ISBN: 1631593811
Size: 58.12 MB
Format: PDF
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"The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith is a visually stunning introduction to the tools, techniques, and traditions every modern smith needs to know"--

Secrets Of The Forge

Author: Antonello Rizzo
Publisher: Artisan Ideas
ISBN: 9780997979817
Size: 40.46 MB
Format: PDF
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This is a new English language translation of the international bestseller, Secrets of the Forge: Beginning and Intermediate Projects for Blacksmiths.In this fascinating and useful project book for beginning and intermediate level blacksmiths, twenty-four Italian master blacksmiths share their techniques with you on a great variety of jobs, ranging from the basic and simple to the more complex and artistic. This large 250-page hardcover book measures 9 1⁄2-inches x 11-1⁄4 inches and contains 48 different blacksmithing projects. The individual steps of each job are clearly illustrated with high quality close-up color photos. The text in this new translation has been expertly edited so all technical details are clear to the reader. Secrets of the Forge begins with basic smithing jobs such as twisting bars and making spearhead shapes and scrolls. As you progress through the book the projects become more difficult and complex and involve forging truly artistic iron sculptures such as a duck in flight, a snail, flowers, a dragon, a nude, and more.The book concludes with two highly specialized projects: making a Damascus steel blade, and the construction of a fully functional hand-forged lock. There is a wealth of knowledge in this excellent book. Experienced professional smiths will get as much from it as novices. Antonello Rizzo is also the author of The Blacksmith's Project Book: Intermediate & Advanced Projects from European Masters which picks up where Secrets of the Forge leaves off.

From Grain To Pixel

Author: Giovanna Fossati
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089641394
Size: 75.34 MB
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"From Grain to Pixel attempts to bridge the fields of film archiving and academic research, by addressing the discourse on film ontology and analysing how it affects the role of film archives. Fossati proposes a new theoretization of film archival practice as the starting point for a renewed dialogue between film scholars and film archivists." --Book Jacket.

Fortune S Children

Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688103863
Size: 42.79 MB
Format: PDF
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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.

Gender And Politics In Early Modern Europe

Author: C. Walker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230595545
Size: 35.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This timely study analyses the seventeenth-century revival of monasticism by English women who founded convents in France and the Low Countries. Examining the nuns' membership of both the English Catholic community and the continental Catholic Church, it argues that despite strict monastic enclosure and exile, they nevertheless engaged actively in the spiritual and political controversies of their day. The book will add much to our understanding of women's power in early modern Europe, and offer an insight into a previously ignored section of English society.