Read Through: Art of Modern Custom Knifemaking: 100 custom knife related projects in the making by David Daron, 2006, 9780785823599.
A really neat book about custom knife design and production. Great color photos of the step by step process made by each knifemaker until the final product. Makers from around the world are included. A great look at the planning and skill in putting the pieces together.
I did not read each artist profile but looked through all the photos and read the photo captions. The most interesting part for me was the coverage of the makers of damascus steel and the methods and steps they use.