Switchblade Knife Book - SWITCHBLADES OF ITALY - Rare Limited Leather Edition - Signed
RARE Genuine Bonded Leather Early Limited Edition - Copyright 2003
Signed in person by all three authors at the Atlanta Blade Show in 2004.
Authors: Tim Zinser, Dan Fuller and Neal Punchard
This book starts the reader on a journey through time, with a short history of folding knives, leading to the evolution of the first switchblade. Progressing through time, wonderful photos illustrate the descriptions of switchblades. Throughout the book, highlighted sections showcase specific details that will be most helpful to collectors. Also included are facts about knife maker's styles, patterns, tang stamps, and a complete illustrated glossary.Contents Include:The first-ever comprehensive publication about Italian switchblade knives, featuring knives and history from the late 1700s to the 1970s. Pictured within this hardbound book are nearly 200 beautiful photos and ephemera of the most unique and rarest Italian switchblades. Actual-size photos span more than two centuries of knifemaking history. Also pictured are catalog pages and advertisements, as well as historical photos.Extensive research has gone into this book to present never-before-published information which clears up and dispels many myths. Entire sections are dedicated to the most sought-after knife making companies, such as LATAMA, Coricama, and Mauro Mario. Details about the knife makers and businessmen involved behind the knives reveal who the major players shaping the switchblade industry and who made knives for other companies.
I had a few books signed in person by all three authors in 2004 at the Atlanta Blade Show. Tim Zinser who was instrumental in uncovering much switchblade information has since passed.
COLLECTOR'S HARDCOVER LEATHER BOUND FIRST EDITION with full-color dust jacket, 128 pages, 8 1/2" x 11"
NEW Book in NEW CONDITION ! Will be packed extremely well using a cardboard box. Can ship via Media Mail or Priority Mail.
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