It has been more than 20 years since a major work on switchblades has been published, and never has one showcased as many different types as Rich Langston’s welcome new book. The Collector’s Guide to Switchblade Knives contains a history of the early cutlery industry in America; a detailed examination of the evolution of switchblades; and a user-friendly, up-to-the-minute, illustrated reference section that helps collectors and novices alike identify all kinds of knives from museum-quality antiques to Granddad’s old folder that’s been hidden in the attic for decades. Langston, a life-long knife lover and collector, provides an honest appraisal of more than 160 autos based on maker, condition, markings, materials, functioning and availability. This handsome hardcover is for collectors, enthusiasts, historians or anyone even considering buying or selling a switchblade
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Rich Langston has been a knife enthusiast and collector for more than 40 years. His collection now includes thousand of knives of all types. However, his main love has always been switchblades and other knives with unusual opening mechanisms. Now retired from his law enforcement career, Rich spends his free time researching and lecturing on the cutlery industry.
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Book Description Paladin Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1581602839
Book Description Paladin Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1581602839
Book Description Paladin Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111581602839