Kapp, L. & H. T. and Yoshihara, Y: THE CRAFT OF THE JAPANESE SWORD. Tokyo, 1987. 168 pp. Many illustrations, some in colour. 26x19 cm. Cloth.
Photographic sequences taken at the forges and workshops show the painstaking process that goes into every sword. Current market, stylistic trends and special characteristics also discussed. Excellent handbook explaining the forging/tempering processes, polishing, etc.
Subjects: Armour and Weapons
Available, as of: 20/05/2019
Was item 103 in printed List 195.
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