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    DescriptionTo the Japanese, the sword is a spiritual weapon, possessed of a kind of divinity, a self reflective of the soul of its maker, owner, and user. Around its mystical powers has grown a centuries-old ritual and a fascinating, intricate discipline. This unique guide unlocks the mysteries of this ancient ritual practice, explaining the history and significance of swords in the samurai culture, and documenting the the techniques of swordsmanship, as no other book in English does. Black and white line drawings and photographs enliven the narrative; a glossary of sword terminology closes the text.


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    Title
    Iai
    Subtitle
    Art of Drawing the Sword
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Darrell Craig
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 258
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804870238
    ISBN 10: 0804870233
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.9
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSTM
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24470
    BISAC V2.8: SPO027000
    DC21: 796.86
    DC22: 796.86
    BISAC V2.8: SPO071000
    Edition
    4, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    lin
    Publisher
    Tuttle Publishing
    Imprint name
    Tuttle Publishing
    Publication date
    22 December 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Boston