Deadboxhero wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:41 pm
SubMicron wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Mine showed up today!
, whatcha think?
I've only begun to read and page through the book. Larrin seems to go over pretty much everything, and it's all presented in a way that's similar to his website. It's easy enough to read and understand and he gets to the point.
It would appear that this is the next step for anyone who is trying to further their understanding on this subject matter. I'm sure that it will also serve as a good point of reference for those who are more well versed with knife making and blade steels and no doubt will further their understanding as well.
There's a lot of data in the book and its pretty easy to jump around and find what you're looking for. After all, it's not a storybook, so that's pretty important to me.
I generally am not a reader of books, however I'm glad that this is available in a traditional book form. This is significantly easier than trying to extract and piece together all of this stuff from the internet and it gives my eyes a break from a screen.
With that being said, if this were available in electronic form, I'd purchase that as well just for the purpose of portability.
Generally speaking, I think that demystifying the subject of Knife Engineering, which obviously is the title of the book, is the best method of growing the whole market for blade based tools over the long term. I hope that every knife YouTuber reads this book as well as anyone who's in the business of making or selling knives.
Hopefully over time it also helps to elevate the level of discourse and quality of information on the various different web forums and social media platforms where people discuss such things.