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arts of the Japanese Sword. by B. W. Robinson

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Published by Faber in London .
Written in English


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This book goes into deep detail on the making of japanese swords, right down to the metallurgy and crystal transformation. Read the whole book in was absolutely fascinating! If you like the behind the scenes an what makes a great sword great, this is an awesome book/5(3). Art of the Japanese Sword out of 5 stars $ Next. Editorial Reviews About the Author. Kunihira Kawachi is the second son of 14th-generation swordsmith Kunisuke Kawachinokami. A member of the Ancient Sword Research Committee of the Kashihara Archaeological Institute, he has restored many important ancient swords, and his own superbly /5(3). The Art of Japanese Sword Polishing is the first book in English to examine in great detail the polisher’s techniques — skills it often takes up to ten years of apprenticeship to master. It illustrates the methods, materials, and tools used for this by: 1. 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 metalsmithing, the shape of the blade itselfall contribute to the beauty/5.

Dave Lowry has written several books about Japanese culture and the martial arts. Since , his writing has been featured in Black Belt magazine in a monthly column called "Karate Way Cited by: 2.   One of the better martial arts instruction books printed in English, Lowry's Bokken: is a mix of practical technique and philosophical concepts. Starting out with an explanation of why a Western practitioner, particularly one merely learning from a book, cannot be part of a ryu, nor can he be a samurai, this book is likely to upset some readers from the first page/5. The more than thousand-year-old art of sword making in Japan is one of the world's most brilliant metalworking traditions. In danger of being lost when sword manufacture was prohibited after the Second World War, today the art is making an astonishing comeback in /5. 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 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.

The range of important swords shown highlight the Compton collection while demonstrating a historical overview of Japanese art swords. Here can be seen the changing form of the Japanese sword through the koto, shinto, and shinshinto periods. A very rare and important text - it should the first book to be considered when exploring the Compton.   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 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. The Art of Japanese Sword Polishing is the first book in English to examine in great detail the polisher's techniques-skills it often takes up to ten years of apprenticeship to master. It illustrates the methods, materials, and tools used for this process/5(23). About this Item: Faber & Faber, hardcover. First Edition. pp, + Illustrations, VG in Poor dw The book is devided into two parts, the first on Blades, traces the history of the Japanese sword from its origins to the present day. The second part on Mounts, describes the fittings. Glacier Books are experienced and professional booksellers.