B1040. Kubikiri Asaemon Token Oshigata by Suiken Fukunaga
C196. Kubikiri Asaemon Token Oshigata by Suiken Fukunaga. 1970. Clothbound in 2 volumes with plastic jackets and slipcases, 7 1/2 x 10 3/4″, 436 pages total in Japanese. The family Yamada were the official sword testers of the Tokugawa Shogunate for generations, and they kept copious records. This book is a presentation of those records. Everything cutting test is included, with hundreds of drawings, pictures, and of course oshigata. Very little has been written on this subject.
The books are in excellent condition. 4 pounds, 9 ounces. $425.