Facts And Fundamentals Of Japanese Swords: A Collector's Guide (Hardback)Nobuo Nakahara (author)
Hardback 194 Pages / Published: 01/08/2010
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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 is
Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 752 g
Dimensions: 268 x 200 x 20 mm
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