Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords A Collection's Guide

by Kodansha International
$39.77 USD $39.77 USD


This is a Japanese-language book or magazine about Japanese culture.

Up until not long ago, finding a good english book on Japanese swords, or Nihonto, was difficult as most resources were available only in Japanese. Now here's an invaluable English resource for both new enthusiasts and experienced collectors of traditionally forged Japanese blades. Nobuo Nakahara takes a rational and discriminating approach to sword appreciation. His clear explanations and frank opinions will enable readers to evaluate the condition of a blade and easily recognize the fundamental elements that characterize works of enduring value.

Nakahara's comprehensive descriptions, along with approximately 300 photos and drawings, make this book an immensely practical and relevant guide not only for the serious collectors, but for anyone who enjoys or wishes to learn more about these classic works of art.


Code: KDI03130
Release Date: Jul 2010
Item Size/Weight: 26.8cm x 20.0cm x 2.0cm / 750g