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The gentleman's pocket knife : history & construction of the world's most beautiful models

Author: Stefan Schmalhaus
Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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As elegant as they are practical, pocket knives have long been considered essential equipment for a gentleman. No cleverly programmed app is able to open blister packages, peel a pear, or cut off a thread hanging from a seam. Revealed are the most beautiful pocket knives from old standards of past generations such as Boker, Puma, Forge de Laguiole, Saladini, Case, Great Eastern Cutlery and Queen Cutlery to the more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Schmalhaus
ISBN: 9780764354984 0764354981
OCLC Number: 1012763706
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Contents : Foreword --
Chapter 1: Defining An Expression: What is a gentleman's pocket knife? --
Chapter 2: The History of Pocket Knives: The beginnings of pocket knives --
From Sheffield to around the globe --
Solingen is catching up --
America's Golden Age --
Chapter 3: A Bit Of Pocket Knife Science: Anatomy of a pocket knife --
Handle materials --
Blade steel --
Locking mechanisms --
ABCs of blade shapes --
Blade cross sections --
Chapter 4: Styles and traditions; Cutting the French way --
Bella Italia --
Typical German? --
The American way of knife --
Chapter 5: Traditional knives --
Chapter 6: Modern knives: Appendix: Cleaning and maintenance --
Glossary --
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Other Titles: Gentleman-Taschenmesser.
Responsibility: Stefan Schmalhaus ; translated from the German by Ingrid Elser.

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As elegant as they are practical, pocket knives have long been considered essential equipment for a gentleman. No cleverly programmed app is able to open blister packages, peel a pear, or cut off a thread hanging from a seam. Revealed are the most beautiful pocket knives from old standards of past generations such as Boker, Puma, Forge de Laguiole, Saladini, Case, Great Eastern Cutlery and Queen Cutlery to the more modern Claude Dozarme, Neptunia, Fantoni, and Rockstead. Interesting facts about the history and technology of pocket knives add to an assortment of stylish and striking pocket knives that anyone can cut into. -- back cover

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