“Dr. Jim Lucie: A Bladesmith’s Life & Legacy,” a highly anticipated biography, is now available. This comprehensive book delves into the journey of Dr. Jim Lucie, shedding light on his path to becoming a renowned bladesmith and a distinguished collector and historian of William Scagel’s work. This oversized, 9”x12” autographed book sets forth Jim’s life, accompanied by photos of over 200 of his knives. This definitive collection showcases knives that have never before been revealed to the public. Jim was a talented and caring physician, celebrated knifemaker, journeyman ironworker, avid collector, and beloved father with a passion for creating and a devotion to excellence. His family, friends, and colleagues highly respected him for a life defined by deep intelligence, integrity, compassion, and a tireless work ethic. He dedicated the last decades of his life to making beautiful knives that were replicas of those made by William Scagel. The American Bladesmith Society awarded him several awards, and created a new annual award called the Dr Jim Lucie Award that is “given to those who have distinguished themselves in preserving the lore of the forged blade.” In 2010, Jim wrote a book on the life of Bill Scagel and the myriad of objects he created called Scagel Handmade.Authored by Jim’s youngest daughter, this poignant book is a tribute to her father’s enduring legacy. Embellished with a collection of over 100 photographs capturing treasured moments across the decades and adorned with numerous quotes from Jim, its pages offer a captivating journey through time. It also includes three exhibits Jim wrote himself, setting forth how to create Scagel-replica knives, allowing readers to gain profound insights into Jim’s (and Scagel’s) masterful artistry. This classic work is a beautiful testament and a collector’s item with limited copies available.
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