B135. Nihon no Bi: The Japanese Sword
B135. Nihon no Bi: The Japanese Sword. 2015. Softbound with dust jacket and slipcase, 10 1/4 x 10 1/4″, 257 pages in Japanese and English. Translation by Paul Martin. Brand new book and a beaut! Crisp color photographs of 45 swords, all treasures, some Kokuho, koshirae, and 35 fittings. All the swords are shown life size (and about half of them are fold out, full length) and the kodogu are lifesize and/or larger than life. The back of the book is sword terminology, other information, and a detailed description of each piece included. Great to have the book in English as well as Japanese.
The book is new, mint condition. 2 pounds, 13 ounces. $90.