This book is the annual must for the serious collector or any enthusiast who has a love for fine blades. The most influential book in the knife field. It contains a broad range of historical and technical feature articles, plus a trends section that offers 1000+ photos of this year’s top custom folders, fixed blades and swords. The Factory Trends section reviews new production knives. Also includes the biggest directory of individual craftsmen and manufacturing companies in the world. Covers types of steel, handle materials, new processes, engraving and etching. Knives 2011 is the best way to keep up with today’s knives. 8-1/2" x 11", softcover. 312 pages. Bonus DVD set with highlights from the past ten years of Blade Magazine included.