As a beginner, you need to read this book. The first half of this book is about Clyde Edward Fischer’s life. The second half is about how I made thirteen of his knives. As an Apprentice, Journeyman or Master Bladesmith, I would recommend that you recreate some of the Fischer knives. They are well designed for their purpose and are good looking. They are as appealing today as they were when Clyde made them.