Metal Work

Guns and Gunmaking Tools of Southern Appalachia

Schiffer Publishing


The Kentucky rifle has become a famous part of the history of American development, and here is the story of its own development. The people of the isolated mountain valleys of Appalachia tell how they make and use the Kentucky...

Sharpening and Knife Making

Schiffer Publishing


Wood carvers understand the feeling of satisfaction, ease and higher quality of carving that comes when using a well sharpened, honed and polished tool. In a process handed down from his grandfather, Jim Watson explains and illustrates sharpening techniques for...

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