B1065. A Primer of Japanese Sword Blades by Robinson
B1065. A Primer of Japanese Sword Blades by B.W. Robinson. 1955. Softbound, 6 x 8 3/4″, 95 pages in English. This is an introduction to Japanese swords. You get temper lines, grain, tangs, provinceas, schools of sword making, a fold out chart of characters often used in sword signatures, and an alphabetical list (50 pages) of the most important smiths.
A former owner’s name is written inside the cover; otherwise condition is excellent, near new. 6 ounces. $30.