Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords

Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords

A Collector's Guide

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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This volume is an invaluable resource for both new enthusiasts and experienced collectors of traditionally forged Japanese blades---whether long swords, short swords, or daggers. Nobuo Nakahara takes a rational and discriminating approach to sword appreciation, closely examining long-held ideas and reevaluating them from a historical and functional perspective. His clear explanations and frank opinions will enable readers to evaluate the condition of a blade, determine whether it is "healthy" or problematic, and easily recognize the fundamental elements that characterize works of enduring value.
Nakahara's comprehensive descriptions, along with approximately 300 photos and drawings, make Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords an immensely practical and relevant guide not only for serious collectors, but for anyone who enjoys or wishes to learn more about these classic works of art.
Publisher: Tokyo ; 2010. Kodansha International,
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9784770031303
Branch Call Number: ANF 739.7220952075 NAKA
Characteristics: 191 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Martin, Paul
Alternative Title: Japanese swords


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