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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Buddafucco » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:53 am

Thank you Larrin.
Now people will have a book to quote when there's heated steel discussions! :)
Except the Aussies. :p

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Wartstein » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:50 pm

archangel wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:53 am
Well done Larrin! Now if the book was available also in German... ;) It's probably loaded with terms I'd have to figure out the translations for. Too much effort (I'm the king of lazyland), although I have no doubt it'd be worth it. I'm happy for the native speakers! :)

Hi Micha,

since we share the same mother tongue (and it is not English):

Are you sure that we´d really have THAT much more problems to figure out what certain technical terms mean than English native speakers?

Don´t want to sound cocky here at all and generally my (especially spoken) English is really not that good.
But: When it comes to knife related technical terms I learned most of them in English (and not in German) anyway, since the English speaking knife community on the internet is a lot larger and I read and watch most knife related stuff in English...

And when it comes to really special technical terms: I guess in many cases most English speaking people would have to look those up just like we would have to... ?
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Larrin » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:24 pm

It can’t be any worse than wärmebehandlung,schneidkantenstabilität, and druckschnittverfahren. Whose idea was it to keep smashing more and more words together into one?
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby archangel » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:39 pm

Good one, Larrin! :)
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Deadboxhero » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:46 pm

A little taste of what English speakers had to deal with when Roman Landes released his book only in Deutsch.

Guess we'll call it even :p


Luckily English words are less complicated.

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Well done Larrin! Now if the book was available also in German... ;) It's probably loaded with terms I'd have to figure out the translations for. Too much effort (I'm the king of lazyland), although I have no doubt it'd be worth it. I'm happy for the native speakers! :)
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Wartstein » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:46 pm

Larrin wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:24 pm
It can’t be any worse than wärmebehandlung,schneidkantenstabilität, and druckschnittverfahren. Whose idea was it to keep smashing more and more words together into one?

:p :p :p

But honestly: Some Americans actually love that kind of typical German word-creations...
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Postby vivi » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:05 pm

Definitely ordering a copy, both to support your work and to proudly keep in my library.
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Postby Foundry81 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:38 pm

I ordered one this morning, I can't wait to get it.

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Postby dj moonbat » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:27 pm

I’m just now liquidating my garage wood shop. Must. Not. Pick. Up. New. Obsession.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby fixall » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:47 pm

Mine comes in on Monday. :D

The price on Amazon just dropped from $39.99 to $35.96 by the way. :)

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Postby Deadboxhero » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:01 am

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Let's see those cover shots when ya get em in :D

I love the colors and design Larrin chose.

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Postby Enactive » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:27 am

Cambertree wrote:
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Thanks. Hopefully it becomes available on other platforms. Amazon US won’t send this item to Australia, and the Australian Amazon site doesn’t stock it.

Kindle or an e-reader edition would be good to have as a resource on phone and tablet, but I’d still like to have a paper copy.
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Postby Enactive » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:36 am

Thanks for the heads-up, Joe. Will be ordering when I have a chance.

Thanks, Larrin! :cool:


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I just saw that our own Dr.Larrin has gotten around to releasing the book we have been bugging him to write. I ordered mine from Amazon earlier today. In case anybody is interested it is titled:

Knife Engineering: Steel, Heat Treating, and Geometry by Dr. Larrin Thomas
https://www.amazon.com/Knife-Engineerin ... B08D4P9D95

It is a book that has interest to pretty much all us knifeknuts and steel junkies and should be very readable for even knuckleheads like me. Pick up a copy when you get a chance.

Thanks for putting in the time Larrin.

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Postby archangel » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:38 pm

Buddafucco wrote:
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No way. :eek:
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Postby Buddafucco » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:54 pm

It's bigger than i expected it to be. And that overwhelmed feeling i got when teachers passed out big new textbooks in school just came back to me!

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Postby Larrin » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:55 pm

It’s good to have multiple copies so you can keep one in the bathroom, one in the living room, and one in the bedroom.
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Larrin » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:55 pm

Buddafucco wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:54 pm
It's bigger than i expected it to be. And that overwhelmed feeling i got when teachers passed out big new textbooks in school just came back to me!
That size is because of all the images. In terms of word count it’s more like a 200 page book.
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Buddafucco » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:08 pm

Larrin wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:55 pm
Buddafucco wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:54 pm
It's bigger than i expected it to be. And that overwhelmed feeling i got when teachers passed out big new textbooks in school just came back to me!
That size is because of all the images. In terms of word count it’s more like a 200 page book.
It's a good size... I feel like i got my money's worth!

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Ric » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:43 pm

For me the English terms sounds more natural.
I am not used to the German ones.
I always struggle talking wirh my knife dealer about specific terms. He uses German, I remember mostly the English.

wärmebehandlung - heat treatment
schneidkantenstabilität - cutting edge stability
druckschnittverfahren - push cut procedure
(Roughly translated)

Technical terms are their only language...

@larrin: is there a way of getting an ebook in PDF format?


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