B760. The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Artists by Robert Haynes
B760. The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Artists by Robert Haynes. 2001. Softbound in 3 volumes with hard plastic case, 6 x 11 ½”, 2,460 pages in English (the artists’ signatures are given in Japanese and English). Robert Haynes is probably the foremost authority on sword fittings on earth. This book is a listing of thousands of artists with signatures and personal seals (kakihan), biographical information when known, and cross references to other sources. If you’re serious about kodogu, you need this book.
Mr. Haynes has issued 2 Addenda to this set: significant additions to the list of artists and newly discovered information. See B1011 and B1036 on my site if you would like to add them to your order.
This set is new, in original packing and unopened. 12 pounds, 13 ounces. $185.