It's impossible to give you an accurate idea of the number of new entries, but the impression it leaves is that firms from all areas and periods have been added to the new book.
Since the first Encyclopedia became required reading for all cutlery collectors 12 years ago, John and Charlotte Goins have been deluged with ever more questions, queries, and bits of information on old firms and markings.
As an added bonus, a Coca-Cola section pictures over 50 knives, both authentic and reproduction (and so labeled).
Some of the most important are the updated entries for original Barlow markings, Camillus, Case-related firms, Imperial, Queen, Remington, Robeson, and Russell, all of which contain important new information.
In particular, the new, detailed information on Camillus markings should have an immediate impact on the value of these knives on the collector market.
The chances of owning a knife 'not listed in Goins' have been greatly reduced!Perhaps the most appreciated area of the new book will be the information added to already-existing listings.