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This comprehensive guide to the appreciation and appraisal of the blades of Japanese swords still offers an English translation of a definitive Japanese text on the subject. Taking the practical historical approach, it discusses each tradition, examining the features that distinguish specific schools and smith. Each section closes with an easy reference chart summering the distinctive features of the work of various schools and smiths. There are chapters on terminology and description, and the care and appraisal of blades. ...

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The Connoisseurs Book Of Japanese Swords 2017, Kodansha America, Inc

ISBN-13: 9781568365817

Hardcover

The Connoisseurs Book of Japanese Swords 1998, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770020710

Hardcover