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The Samurai Sword (A Handbook)

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9784805311349
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Overview

The samurai sword: a symbol of the spirit of old Japan, it embodies the samurai's steel discipline, unswerving devotion and peerless skill. With its creation, a feat of craftsmanship passed down by generations of artisans; the samurai sword is considered by most to be superior even to the famed blades of Western Damascus and Toledo.

The Samurai Sword Handbook is a precise exploration of the samurai sword designed for sword collectors as well as anyone intrigued by these ancient blades. Detailing the origins and development of the samurai sword, its historical background, styles, prestigious schools and differences in construction, this revised edition of the classic reference outlines methods of identifying and researching the sword, as well as caring for it properly. This must-have for sword lovers is sure to be a bestseller.

Topics of this Samurai book include:
  • Japanese History and the Samurai Sword
  • Types of swords
  • Parts of the sword
  • Blade shape, construction, and grain
  • The making of the sword
  • Inscriptions and their readings
  • Care and maintenance
  • Appraisal and value
  • Relative point values

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  • Belly-Band Wrap (full-color printed): $2.00
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  • Product Details

    Author:
    John M. Yumoto, T. C. Ford
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    192
    Publisher:
    Tuttle Publishing (March 10, 2011)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9784805311349
    ISBN-10:
    4805311347
    Weight:
    11.54oz
    Dimensions:
    6" x 9" x 0.5"
    Case Pack:
    26
    File:
    Eloquence-Simon_11122017_101012_onix21-20171112.xml
    As low as:
    $13.28
    Folder:
    Eloquence
    List Price:
    $17.95
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