Krause Publications - Knives 2004

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Considered the world's greatest knife book, this updated 24th edition features hundreds of custom knives born from fire and steel. More than 1,000 photographs display the lavish, laborious results of top custom knifemakers. Enthusiasts will see current custom knife designs and style trends of their favorite knives.

Feature sections are updated and revised, discussing trends in the knife industry: state of the art, factory trends, and the current situation of knives in the marketplace. Directories of custom knifemakers, suppliers, knife services, and sporting, importers, and foreign cutlers are all updated, as well as knifemaker's club membership lists.

Hundreds of top custom knives are on display

New color section depicts the "best of the best" custom knives

New feature articles cover trends and available knife styles and designs

Brand: Krause Publications

Krause Publications is the world's largest publisher of periodicals and books on hobbies. We cover antiques; arts & crafts; baseball cards and other sports memorabilia; records; comic books; coins and paper money; stamps; toys; firearms; knives; and old cars. We also have an outdoors division that publishes hunting and fishing magazines, and a trade division that publishes three magazines for the rural construction trade. In total, we publish 40+ periodicals covering 14 interest areas.

Krause Publications also has a book division that publishes over 125 titles annually in the fields listed above and currently has 750 titles available.

Krause offers collectors an online alternative to satisfy their hobby needs at Visitors will find editorial content and special offers tailored to their personal preferences. Books, show tickets, complete issues of our publications, display and classified ads, dealer directories, and forums are available to Internet users at

The company employs more than 400 people, most of whom are full time. Our skilled labor comes from the immediate area -- Iola and surrounding communities. Many are graduates of technical colleges. Their skills are sometimes enhanced by in-house training for applications and equipment specific to our business. Our professional labor comes mostly from Wisconsin and bordering states, but our recruiting often takes on a national scope to bring the specialized skills necessary for a particular hobby area.

Krause Publications' current building was constructed in 1975 and has been expanded five times since then. Our facilities also include two Support Services buildings, located one mile east of Iola on State Highway 161.

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