The first book to document the unique art form of intricately carved, inlaid, and painted modern custom folding knives, this handsome volume features the work of 31 of the finest artists in the world. Hundreds of specially commissioned photographs demonstrate the intricacy of the designs on both handle and blade. Carved, painted, and inlaid, each design is unique. Designs range from elegant, sweeping contemporary lines that demonstrate the simple beauty of deeply cut file work on stainless steel to intricately inlaid pieces using 24-karat gold, diamonds, Mother-of-pearl, horn, ivory, coral, shells, wood, and silver.
This handsome volume spotlights the work of renowned veterans of the art as well as up-and-coming artists. Each artist has created a special knife design especially for this book, their techniques documented by hundreds of full-color photographs. Accompanying the pictures are essays written by each of the artists that describe the process and the significance of this unique art form. The artists in this book range from Massachusetts to Texas and from Japan to Australia, representing the wide array of cultures that are reflected in their work. Collectors, art lovers, and outdoors enthusiasts will cherish this unique book for years to come.
Dr. David Darom, one of today's leading nature photographers, he has published 20 books on his vast range of interests, including "Animals of the Bible", "The Color Guide to Trees", and "Beautiful Plants of the Bible".