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Published: 15 June 1983

220 Pages | 22 color & 147 b/w photos

7-1/8 x 10-1/8 inches

ISBN: 9780870115622

Bookseller Code (02)


The Japanese Sword

A Comprehensive Guide

Kanzan Sato

A Publication of Kodansha USA

  • Mystique of the Japanese sword still exists today
  • Aesthetic qualities most prized by collectors derive from the features that make the Japanese sword an incomparable weapon
  • Centerpiece of book is a detailed look at over a dozen of Japan's most revered blades
  • Volume introduces the history and appreciation of Japanese swords
  • Author was one of Japan's foremost sword experts

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