B696. Shin Nihonto no Kantei Nyumon with Translation by Watson


B696.   Shin Nihonto no Kantei Nyumon by Yuichi & Kazuo.  2013.  Softbound with dust jacket, 5 ¼ x 7 1/4”, 386 pages in Japanese.  A great little book of Kantei, the ability to judge when and by whom a sword was made without looking at the signature.  Lots of oshigata (nearly every page) and many sections of puzzle and answer format.  This is sold with a complete translation into English, hardbound, 8 1/2 x 11″, about 165 pages done by Harry Watson in 1991. This is inscribed to a former owner by Harry.

The Japanese book has a dust jacket different from the one in my 1st picture; otherwise all is the same. Both books are in excellent condition.  2 pounds, 11 ounces.  $195.