B349. An Oshigata Book of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths: 1868 – 1945
B349. An Oshigata Book of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths: 1868 – 1945 by John Scott Slough. 2001. Softbound, 8 ¾ x 11 ¼”, 272 pages in English. This is a great reference for collectors of Gendai, blades made traditionally between The Meiji Restoration and the end of WWII. About 170 smiths are represented with oshigata and lots of information. My interior pictures are from a hanrbound copy I had earlier. This copy lists Livio Cilio as the author on the cover but John Slough is listed as the copyright holder inside and the book is exactly the same as copies I’ve had that list Mr. Slough as the author on the cover. No idea why there have been 2 different covers. This book has become devilishly difficult to find in any binding; copies rarely come available.
There are a couple shallow dents on the covers; otherwise the book is in excellent condition. 1 pound, 11 ounces. $150.
2 pound hard