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The Art of the Japanese Sword (The Craft of Swordmaking and its Appreciation)

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9784805312407
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Overview

In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades.

Japanese sword art stands out in many ways: functionality as a weapon, sophisticated metallurgy and metal smithing, the shape of the blade itself—all contribute to the beauty of these remarkable weapons. The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese samurai sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade.

With 256 full-color pages, this sword book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the unique hardened edge. By gaining a good understanding of how a sword is actually made, the reader will be able to appreciate the samurai sword more fully. Topics include:
  • Appreciating the Japanese sword
  • History of the Japanese sword
  • Traditional Japanese steel making
  • Making the sword
  • Finishing the sword

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Yoshindo Yoshihara, Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    256
    Publisher:
    Tuttle Publishing (September 10, 2012)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9784805312407
    ISBN-10:
    4805312408
    Weight:
    62.58oz
    Dimensions:
    9" x 12" x 1"
    Case Pack:
    8
    File:
    Eloquence-Simon_08202017_184523_onix21-20170820b.xml
    As low as:
    $33.26
    Folder:
    Eloquence
    List Price:
    $44.95
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