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Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords (A Collector's Guide)

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9781568365831
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Overview

Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords is a practical, comprehensive volume that offers information, along with 300 photos and illustrations, enabling collectors to evaluate the veracity and quality of swords that they are considering acquiring or already have in their collections.


The book is divided into three sections: An Overview of the Japanese Sword, The Forged Sword, and Consequences of Modification and Wear. Each section provides very specific, useful lessons by the author that serve as virtual hands-on experiences. With easily understandable examples, the author precisely instructs readers on how to discern and obtain a "healthy" blade, while avoiding fakes or potentially problematic blades. In addition, he shows not only the difference in styles and shapes of blades, but explains what the differences mean and how to interpret them from a buyer's/collector's point of view.


Paul Martin, a Japanese sword researcher and curator, is a former member of the Department of Japanese Antiquities at the British Museum, London. He has translated the text, and drawn on his extensive experience and expertise in the field to adapt the author's theories and discussions, making them more accessible to Western readers.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Nobuo Nakahara, Paul Martin
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    192
    Publisher:
    Kodansha USA (March 28, 2017)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781568365831
    ISBN-10:
    1568365837
    Weight:
    30.24oz
    Dimensions:
    7.87" x 10.49" x 0.76"
    Case Pack:
    14
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH-20170709_061327-RH-NA-PHYSICAL-DELTA-21-20170709.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
    As low as:
    $29.56
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