Over 60 outstanding specimens of American primitive knives. Each photo is accompanied by a fully descriptive text, with dimensions, pertinent structural details and notes on dating and provenance where appropriate. This is by far the largest, best illustrated and best described group of these fascinating implements ever assembled. Another section of the book is devoted to the study of this class of knife from the collector’s point of view. Topics include possible sources of specimens, hints on conservation and restoration, a condition guide and a chapter on fakes and foolers that will startle many students and collectors.