THE FIRST BOOK DESCRIBING THE FINE POINTS OF ICE FISHING SPEARS AND DISPLAYING EXAMPLES OF THE GREAT WROUGHT IRON AND HOMEMADE SPEARS IN COLLECTIONS FROM MI, MN, WI, NEW ENGLAND AND CANADA !
Photographs illustrate the diversity and beauty of both wrought iron and homemade spears. FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY PHOTOGRAPHS OF SPEARS AND THEIR DETAIL ARE GIVEN IN THIS 312 PAGE BOOK INCLUDING 56 PAGES IN COLOR.
This book is a good read and a wonderful reference for collectors and all of those who admire ice fishing spears.
About the author:
Marcel Salive grew up in Michigan as an all around sportsman. Marcel has a Ph.D in Physical Metallurgy from the University of Michigan.
He has retired after 32 years working as a metallurgist for the US Navy
at theDavid Taylor Research Center. His last task was conducting research to develop methods to strengthen ship structures against anti-ship missile damage. Prior to that he worked for many years as a consultant to structural and design engineers providing advice on materials selection, heat treating, shaping, welding, protective coatings and failure analysis. He provided advice on building equipment and structures ranging from supersonic wind tunnel models to deep diving oceanographic submarine pressure hulls. Marcel is lifelong collector of ice fishing spears . THIS BOOK IS A MUST FOR ANYONE WHO COLLECTS, FABRICATES, OR USES ICEFISHING SPEARS.
This book was published by the author in 1993. This is the first (and only) printing. There were 1000 copies printed and a little over 100 are
still available. When these are gone, they're gone. We are fortunate that the author has made his remaining copies available to us at a generous
discount. The published price was $90.00 and worth every penny!!
We are now able to sell them for $55.00 while supplies last.
The book is hardbound-cloth and measures 11 3/8" x 8 3/4" x 1" and is new in the box.
If you wish, the author is willing to autograph your book at no extra charge.