BOOKS AND VIDEOS ON KNIVES
 
FIELD KNIFE EVALUATIONS
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Hard-Use Knives
by Jerry Younkins

How does that blade you'd like to own measure up when put to the test? Finally, here's a resource that tells you - objectively. Younkins reveals how some of the best examples of hard-use cutlery cut, whittled, chopped and chiseled in the field, then appraises them accordingly. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, $24.95
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SURVIVAL/FIGHTING KNIVES
by Leroy Thompson

From the combat-tested, slash-and-thrust blade to me no-nonsense, general-purpose survival knife, this book shows you which type of blade suits your need best. For the man who really uses his knife, it covers utility blades, hollow-handled survival knives, survival kits, folders, combat and streetfighting knives and knife specs and evaluations. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, 104 pp. $18.00
 
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MODERN COMBAT BLADES
The Best in Edged Weaponry
by Duncan Long

Sort through the maze of edged weapons suitable for self-defense with this practical analysis of custom fighting knives, bowies, bayonets, switchblades, butterfly knives, kukris, machetes, samurai swords, battle axes, razors, screwdrivers, meat cleavers,belt-buckle blades and more. Learn about fighting tactics, myths and legalities. 8 1/2 x 11, hardcover, photos, illus., 128 pp.
$25.00
 
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BATTLE BLADES
A Professional's Guide to Combat/Fighting Knives
by Greg Walker; Foreword by Al Mar

SF veteran Greg Walker takes the guesswork out of combat blades in this thorough evaluation of daggers, switchblades, utilities, bowies and hideouts. He examines legendary blades from Randall, Gerber and Al Mar, as well as the latest from up-and-coming makers. Includes selection, carry, use, care, legalities and more. 8 1/2 x 11, hardcover, photos, illus., 168 pp. $35.00
 
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COMPLETE BOOK OF KNIFE FIGHTING
by William L. Cassidy

This is the classic book on knife fighting from one of the world's foremost experts. From it, you will learn all the facets of the art: assassination methods, history and development of knife design and in-depth reviews of the techniques perfected by Fairbairn, Biddle, Applegate and others. Rare photos and never-before-published info on Oriental techniques. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, hardcover, photos, illus., 136 pp. $25.00
 
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SWITCHBLADE
The Ace of Blades
by Ragnar Benson

Snap. For most people, the click of a switchblade is an ominous sound. Once the symbol of the street hoodlum, these knives are experiencing renewed interest from those who understand the value of a good one-handed blade. Now get solid information on laws, uses, types of mechanisms and more. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, illus., 104 pp. $12.00
 
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PRACTICAL KNIFE FIGHTING FOR
PERSONAL PROTECTION, Volume 1 (video)
Vital Concepts and Techniques
by Datu Kelly S. Worden

Datu Kelly S. Worden's knife fighting method, which combines his mastery of the Filipino and Indonesian martial arts, is among the most effective forms of personal defense ever devised. Here he covers blade handling, the eight angles of attack, footwork and mobility, the use of the "live" hand and combining cutting and thrusting actions devastate your attacker. For academic study only. Videos are nonreturnable; defective tapes will be replaced. Color, approx. 75 min., VHS $29.95
 
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PRACTICAL KNIFE FIGHTING FOR
PERSONAL PROTECTION, Volume 2 (video)
Advanced Concepts and Techniques
by Datu Kelly S. Worden

This graduate course in knife fighting, taught by one of the few modern masters of the art, reveals the secrets of using training dummies to perfect your technique and learn the intricacies of using a knife on a real target. Includes advanced live blade training methods and reverse-grip knife fighting instruction, as well as interviews with people who have witnessed the deadly effects of the knife firsthand. For academic study only. Videos are nonreturnable; defective tapes will be replaced. Color, approx. 75 min., VHS (U.S. format) only. $35.00
 
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