Author: Owen Wood
Publisher: Southern Book Publishers (1991)
Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket has some light rubbing and light edgewear. One small indentation to the front board. All else fine. Internally clean and clear. A solidly bound copy.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Dimensions: 28.5 x 21.5 x 1.6 cm
Signed by the author and photographer, and inscribed by the author.
For centuries man has depended on the blade as a weapon, utensil and tool. In African Blade Owen Wood, a master knife-maker, introduces us to knives that transcend practicality and enter the realm of art.
The handmade knives featured here are collector's items, treasured for their exquisite design and the precision which they are crafted. The knives, from simple but beautiful hunting knives to fantasy daggers are the work of a group of Southern African craftsmen.
Dewald Reiners' artistically executed photographs have captured the individuality of these knives, making this book a collector's item to cherish.