B731. Nihonto Zuikan by Kataoka
B731. Nihonto Zuikan: Koto & Shinto by Kataoka. Clothbound in 2 large volumes with slipcases, 9 x 12", in Japanese. Koto: 1982, 1,064 pages. Shinto: 1984, 1,068 pages (this is the 2nd, expanded edition of the Shinto volume; there never was a 2nd Koto volume). Other than the 7 volumes of Nihonto Taikan (also on this site) this is the greatest of the Taikan/Zuikan. Well done oshigata of just about every smith who mattered. This set is difficult to find; I get maybe one a year and they usually don't last long. If you care about Nihonto you lust after these books.
I have a digital copies of English indexes to the both volumes. If you buy this set remind me to send you the indexes. Both volumes are included in the "Index of Japanese Sword Literature" on the JSS/US website
The slipcases and both books are in excellent condition. 20 pounds, 6 ounces. $850. Bargain price, I think; I paid $1,100 for my 1st set.
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