Facts And Fundamentals Of Japanese Swords: A Collector's Guide

Facts And Fundamentals Of Japanese Swords: A Collector's Guide

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Aims to enable the reader to accurately judge the quality and pedigree of any sword. This book is illustrated with 160 b/w photos and 140 drawings elucidating details from nakago (tang) controlled rusting and inscriptions to the shape, dimensions, style, patina and every other visible element of the blade itself. This is the first book to enable the reader to accurately judge the quality and pedigree of any sword. This book is the first English translation of a key reference title published in Japanese in 2005. Its value lies in its purpose, which is to ensure that the reader isshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 194 pages
  • 198 x 262 x 22mm | 762.03g
  • Kodansha America, Inc
  • Kodansha International Ltd
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 4770031300
  • 9784770031303
  • 202,581

About Nobuo Nakahara

Nobuo Nakahara was born in Nara City, 1951. After graduating from Doshisha University (Kyoto) in 1974, he became apprenticed to sword specialist Kosuke Murakami (a senior disciple of Koson Honami, the leading connoisseur of Japanese swords). In December 1978, he became independent following the death of his master, and began to publish a bi-monthly Japanese sword journal (1979 to December 1998) while lecturing at Japanese sword research associations all over Japan. In 2001, he published the reference book Oita-ken no Katana (The Swords of Oita Prefecture), followed by Katana no Kansho (The Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords) in 2005.show more

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