B327. Tanto no Bi: The Beauty of Tanto, with Translation to German
B327. Tanto no Bi: The Beauty of Tanto: Iron Brightness by the Sano Museum. 2009. Clothbound with slipcase, 8 ¾ x 11 ¾”, 160 pages in Japanese with a list of works in English. The Sano Museum puts out beautiful books and this one is no exception. 52 great tanto and 6 tanto koshirae are shown in crisp photos, some accompanied by oshigata. This comes with a German translation. This book is out of print and quite difficult to find; owners are holding on to their copies.
Condition is excellent. This book is with a trusted consignor in Europe; he will ship and my usual guarantee applies. 2 pounds, 10 ounces. $220.