B365. The Oshigata Book by Fuller & Gregory
B365. The Oshigata Book by Richard Fuller & Ron Gregory. 1985. Softbound, 6 x 8 ¼”, 144 pages in English, inscribed to a former owner by Ron Gregory. From a limited edition of 500 (and this one is marked 500 of 500). This is probably the rarest of Fuller & Gregory’s books. The subtitle reads, “Unusual, rare and interesting oshigata from Japanese sword blades of all periods with full English translations.” The chapters are: Locations and Centers, Made to Secial Order, Metals and Methods, Miscellaneous (joint effort, shortened blade, titles), Sayings and Phrases, and Tameshigiri (Cutting Test). And the book delivers what it promises.
This book and the 2 other softbound books on Showa swordsmiths by the same authors just came in. They are rarely available; here’s your chance.
Condition is excellent. 7 ounces. $150.