I really like this book. It’s by far the best thing I’ve seen on the subject of traditional carving with knife and axe. There is no equal. It begins with the tools, and their selection and preparation. Different carving grips and strokes are discussed, so as to maximize control and effect, while minimizing the risk of injury from the sharp tools. There are sections on selecting wood from natural sources, (green wood is easier to carve), roughing out, finishing and decorating. The focus is on making useful objects, such as spoons and bowls that exhibit natural form, function and beauty. It’s been out of print for years, and I was <strong>very</strong> happy to have it again. Profusely illustrated, 135 pages in 8" x 10" paperback.