The world's most comprehensive roadmap to cutlery, Blade's Guide to Knives & Their Values contains expert analysis, appraisals and lifetimes of research from the foremost authorities on antique, custom/handmade, factory, international, club, commemorative, period, and frontier knives, and all mainstream cutlery genres. Expanded with new collector information, how-to stories, photographs and other images, historical background, vintage and contemporary maker listings and more, Blade's Guide to Knives & Their Values provides you with inside details, values and other tantalizing tidbits to maximize enjoyment of your knife hobby. - Identify, date and appraise virtually any knife with updated value guides and thousands of illustrations and descriptions. - Decipher the values of knives from many of the world's greatest custom makers-living and dead-via the totally overhauled and expanded custom/handmade section. - Learn all about collecting knives: how to grade, buy and sell, and care for knives; how to recognize fakes; explore the latest blade steels and handle materials; build and maintain a collection; and a whole lot more!