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.