The Connoisseurs Book Of Japanese Swords (Hardback)Kokan Nagayama (author)
Hardback 356 Pages / Published: 19/01/2017
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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. Richly illustrated throughout.
Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 1225 g
Dimensions: 265 x 200 x 36 mm
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