B447. Tanto: Japanese Daggers, with Translation


B447.  Tanto: Japanese Daggers by Suzuki.  1969.  Hardbound with dust jacket, 6 ¼ x 8 ½”, 270 pages in Japanese.  Great tantos from all periods of Nihonto, shown in sharp black & white photos, and commented upon.  Also included is a spiral bound complete translation into English.  This is a very useful reference. This title is included in the Index of Japanese Sword Literature on the JSS/US website.

The Japanese book is in excellent condition. A former owner has written the names of the smiths softly in pencil on most of the pages. The translation is a bit tattered but holding together just fine. 3 pounds, 2 ounces.  $90.