Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Larrin » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:09 pm

Ric wrote:
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@larrin: is there a way of getting an ebook in PDF format?
It’s only available in paperback.
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby SubMicron » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:52 pm

Mine showed up today!

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Postby Deadboxhero » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:41 pm

SubMicron wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Mine showed up today!
Very nice :D , whatcha think?
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Cambertree » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:37 pm

emanuel wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:17 am
It's available on Amazon UK ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/Knife-Engineer ... 663&sr=8-1 ). Don't you Aussies have some special agreement on shipping from and to UK?
Thanks Emanuel. :) Unfortunately that link won’t ship to Australia either. I think there might be a special arrangement for the UK/Australia as part of the International Postal Union agreement, but I believe this issue has to do with books specifically, and laws protecting the local Australian publishing industry from cheaper imports.
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I sure could purchase one for you and send it over to you (in Europe it is available on amazon and (converted) even only about 3 dollars more than in the US) - no problem.

Just pm me if you don´t find a US person to do so! :)
Hey Wartstein, that’s really kind of you, brother. :) I’ll see how I go having a copy sent from the US, but I appreciate your gracious offer. :)
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Postby SubMicron » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:59 pm

Deadboxhero wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:41 pm
SubMicron wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Mine showed up today!
Very nice :D , 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.
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Postby SubMicron » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:05 pm

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Postby Larrin » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:31 am

Thanks for the review, SubMicron.
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Postby Wartstein » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:18 am

Cambertree wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:37 pm
emanuel wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:17 am
Wartstein wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:12 am
I sure could purchase one for you and send it over to you (in Europe it is available on amazon and (converted) even only about 3 dollars more than in the US) - no problem.

Just pm me if you don´t find a US person to do so! :)
Hey Wartstein, that’s really kind of you, brother. :) I’ll see how I go having a copy sent from the US, but I appreciate your gracious offer. :)
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Hope you´ll get a copy soon from the US, but if not: Just let me know, I´d be glad to help you out, my friend! :)
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby SubMicron » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:21 am

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Thanks for the review, SubMicron.
I appreciate you taking the time to bring this information to the public.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Cambertree » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:54 am

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:18 am
Cambertree wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:37 pm
emanuel wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:17 am
Wartstein wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:12 am
I sure could purchase one for you and send it over to you (in Europe it is available on amazon and (converted) even only about 3 dollars more than in the US) - no problem.

Just pm me if you don´t find a US person to do so! :)
Hey Wartstein, that’s really kind of you, brother. :) I’ll see how I go having a copy sent from the US, but I appreciate your gracious offer. :)
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Hope you´ll get a copy soon from the US, but if not: Just let me know, I´d be glad to help you out, my friend! :)
Thanks again, Wartstein - much appreciated, bro. :)

I’m looking forward to reading a copy.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby SubMicron » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:25 am

I think there would be a market for a Larrin and Spyderco collaboration on a knife.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby sal » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:08 am

Hi SubMicron,

I'm open. I've been trying to get a collaboration going with Cliff Stamp for years. Haven't made much progress.

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Postby The Mastiff » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:24 am

I got mine in today and I'm enjoying it. I have to admit I'm always going to prefer having a real book to read and refer back to. My son and likely his whole generation are the opposite. If it's not on his smartphone it doesn't exist for him.

Anyways once again good work Larrin. Other than not having a chapter or two just on on Cruwear/mastiffwear it's excellent. :D I think I'll get an extra one to put in the bookshelf and keep this one upstairs.

Larrin, do something nice now for your wife. You have put a lot of time into this project so share some of the rewards with her. :)

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Postby James Y » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:38 am

sal wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:08 am
Hi SubMicron,

I'm open. I've been trying to get a collaboration going with Cliff Stamp for years. Haven't made much progress.

sal
I remember Cliff Stamp from years ago on BF.

If it were me, and I had good knife concepts and Sal was interested in collaborating with me on a design, I’d do my best to cooperate and help Sal and company make it happen. It would be awesome to have a Spyderco knife with my name on it, or at least a model that had some of my input. Why anybody would avoid doing that is beyond me.

I’m sure that Larrin has lots of great ideas.

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Postby Larrin » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:06 pm

I’ve never fancied myself a knife designer.

I do think there’s a hole in the market when it comes to knife design books though. I wish someone with expertise in that area would write a whole book on knife and handle design. Or maybe a book on influential knife designs and why they made an impact.
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby TomAiello » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:16 pm

Larrin wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:06 pm
I wish someone with expertise in that area would write a whole book on knife and handle design.
The ideal person to write that would be Sal.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Wartstein » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:08 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:16 pm
Larrin wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:06 pm
I wish someone with expertise in that area would write a whole book on knife and handle design.
The ideal person to write that would be Sal.

Very true. But that would distract him from designing a Rock Jumper XL... :D
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby fixall » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:59 pm

See you guys in a week or two, I've got some reading to do!

Thanks Larrin!

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Postby Mushroom » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:47 pm

My copy was delivered today but I won't be able to pick it up for a few days! Definitely excited to crack into it. :D
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Buddafucco » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:28 pm

Larrin wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:06 pm
I’ve never fancied myself a knife designer.
Do it! Something nerdy. You've already got the glasses for a makers mark.


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