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BERNARD LEVINE is the leading full-time writer on knives and cutlery in the world today.
Since 1971 he has researched the history and identification of knives, as well as the art and
technology of knifemaking.
Besides the four widely acclaimed editions of his Levine's Guide to Knives and
Their Values (1985, 1989, 1993, 1997), his knife books include:
Knifemakers of Old San Francisco (1978; 2nd edition 1998)
The Knife Identification and Value Guide (1981)
The Knife Collection of Albert Blevins (1988)
Pocketknives, a Collector's Guide (1993)
and Identifying Pocketknives (1998)
Since 1974 he has been a regular contributor to Blade Magazine and has published hundreds of feature articles about knives in this and other periodicals. Since 1978 he has written the
popular monthly "Whut Izzit" feature for Knife World Magazine, in which he identifies,
explains, and evaluates unusual knives.
From 1988 to 1996 he wrote the wide-ranging feature, "Bernard Levine's Knife Lore," for the National Knife Magazine, and his "From U.S.A. Report" for Tokyo's Knife magazine.
Mr. Levine serves as an adviser and consultant on cutlery to the Smithsonian Institution's
National Museum of American History, to the California Academy of Sciences, and to
other leading museums. He has testified as an expert witness in a wide variety of knife related court cases and commission hearings around the country. He has done knife research and
appraisals for hundreds of individual, corporate, and government clients around the world.
Mr. Levine is a life member of the National Knife Collectors Association and of the
National Rifle Association, and an honorary member of the Knifemakers Guild and
The American Bladesmith Society. In 1994 he was inducted into the Blade Publications
Cutlery Hall of Fame. Bernard Levine is a native of Boston. He attended Commonwealth
School and Harvard College. From 1969 to 1987 he lived and worked in California. He now
lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he is active in the Oregon Knife Collectors Association.
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