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B865. The Connoisseur's Book of Japanese Swords by Kokan Nagayama

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B865.   The Connoisseur’s Book of Japanese Swords by Kokan Nagayama.  1997.  Hardbound with dust jacket and plastic jacket, 7 ¾ x 10 ¼”, 355 pages in English.  Kantei is the process by which you know when and by whom a sword was made without seeing a signature.  This is an excellent book to help with kantei.  All aspects of the sword are discussed: history, schools, care and appreciation,  and what’s really helpful, you are given kantei by grain, kantei by temperline, kantei by temper in point, and a lot more.  I own a copy of this book; wouldn’t be without it.

There is a small bookseller's sticker on the back of the dust jacket; otherwise condition is excellent.  2 pounds, 12 ounces.  $50.

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