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Dana Acker
09-12-2001, 02:59 PM
It was my privelege to meet and talk with Les at the Southeastern Custom Knife Show. While visiting his table, I purchased a copy of his book, "Custom Knives Buying Guide." Had I read it 5 years ago, my knifemaking career, I believe, would be at a very different place. In my opinion, knifemakers have as much, if not more, to learn from his book as do collectors and potential collectors. Knowing and applying the principles Les sets forth, can very well mean the difference between success or a failure in the knifemaking business. I whole heartedly recommend reading it, especially by new makers and makers who are really wanting to be players in a very competitive field. It contains all the things I wasn't taught when I was taught to make knives. He has done us quite a service.

Les Robertson
09-13-2001, 01:02 PM
Hi Dana,

It was nice to meet and talk with you as well. I always enjoy meeting people face to face that I talk with on the different forums.

Im glad you liked the book and found it helpful.


09-13-2001, 01:30 PM
Hi Les...I too look forward to be getting your book. As you know I planned on having it sent with my might want to send it to me now?...I am planning major changes in my buisness and need all the help I can get....your book would help alot.

Gary Mulkey
09-21-2001, 09:49 PM

I hope that you bring some of your books to Spirit of Steel. I would like have a copy.

Gary Mulkey

Les Robertson
09-22-2001, 12:20 AM
Hi Gary,

I plan on brining a dozen or so.

See you there.


10-01-2001, 12:33 PM
Folks (and Les),

Upon Les' suggestion, I ordered his guide and have now read it cover to cover. It is small in size (4"x5") and reads quickly, BUT.....

It is CHOCK full of valuable insights and tips and 'rules' that represent the breadth of his experience and subsequent knowledge. I am ever grateful to have this as a resource to read and re-read. Of course much of what you will read will make sense and seem obvious, but therein lies the magic. A good writer will come across cleanly, and 'common sense' is never that common...

Click on his site for a copy or pick one up for yourself and a friend. It was well worth the price. Thanks!

Jim Cooper

Les Robertson
10-02-2001, 06:55 AM
Hi Jim,

Thank you for that glowing review. You sure you're not a writer!

BTW...they make great stocking stuffers! ;)


10-02-2001, 12:02 PM

The book is very good - I learnt alot from my copy, but I can think of much better things to stuff in stockings....



10-03-2001, 07:34 AM
OK I give Les where can I pick up one of these books

Les Robertson
10-04-2001, 11:46 AM
Hi Blckbear,

You can order one directly off of my web site.

Let me know if you have any other questions.