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andlt;bandgt;The samurai sword: a symbol of the spirit of old Japan, it embodies the samurai's steel discipline, unswerving devotion and peerless skill.andlt;/bandgt; With its creation, a feat of craftsmanship passed down by generations of artisans, the samurai sword is generally considered to be superior even to the famed blades of Western Damascus and Toledo. andlt;iandgt;The Samurai Sword Handbookandlt;/iandgt; 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, famous 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. Sections include:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;Japanese History and the Samurai Swordandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Types of swordsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Parts of the swordandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Blade shape, construction, and grainandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The making of the swordandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Inscriptions and their readingsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Care and maintenanceandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Appraisal and valueandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Relative point valuesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

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To truly understand Japan, one needs to understand the history of the samurai and his sword

Synopsis:

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 generally considered 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, famous 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.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;John M. Yumotoandlt;/bandgt; was the foremost authority on the samurai sword outside of Japan. A native of California, he spent time in Japan studying under a number of masters from different schools and learned the art of sword polishing and of identification and evaluation. He has been requested to serve as advisor to the Japanese Sword Society of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805309575
Subtitle:
A Handbook
Author:
Yumoto, John M
Author:
Ford, T. C.
Author:
Yumoto, John M.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
General
Subject:
Firearms & Weapons
Subject:
Antiques-General
Subject:
samurai warrior; samurai sword care; samurai styles; samurai history; samurai handbook
Subject:
sword book; samurai sword; samurai swordsmanship; samurai sword training; samurai sword book; samurai swordsman; samurai sword fighting; samurai sword handbook; japanese swordsmanship; Japanese sword making; japanese sword fighting; japanese swordsmiths;
Subject:
sword book ; samurai sword ; samurai swordsmanship
Subject:
samurai swordsman ; samurai sword fighting ; samurai sword handbook ;
Subject:
japanese sword fighting ; japanese swordsmiths ; japanese sword fighting secrets of the samurai ;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised, Revised,Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20080915
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w photos and line art throughout
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17 oz

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To truly understand Japan, one needs to understand the history of the samurai and his sword
"Synopsis" by , 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 generally considered 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, famous 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.
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