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The Samurai Sword: A Handbook

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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;

Synopsis:

This best-selling handbook to the samurai sword details the origins and development; its historical background, styles and famous schools; differences in construction; and outlines methods of identifying and researching the sword, as well as caring for it properly.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;John M. Yumotoandlt;/bandgt; is perhaps the foremost authority on the samurai sword outside of Japan. A native of California, he has been studying the Japanese sword since his childhood days in Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805311349
Subtitle:
A Handbook
Author:
Yumoto, John M.
Foreword by:
Ford, T. C.
Author:
Ford, T. C.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Firearms & Weapons
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Antiques-General
Subject:
samurai handbook; samurai history; samurai styles; Samurai sword care; samurai warrior
Subject:
katana; martial arts; Japanese culture; sword art; Japanese martial arts; Japanese sword; samurai warrior
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; samurai sword training; samurai sword book; samurai swordsman; samurai sword fighting; samurai sword handbook; japanese swordsmanship; Japanese sword making; japanese sword fighting; japanese swordsmiths;
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110310
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w photos and line art throughout
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Firearms » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Martial Arts » General

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