B731. Nihonto Zuikan by Kataoka
B731. Nihonto Zuikan: Koto & Shinto by Kataoka, both volumes are inscribed by the author. Clothbound with slipcases in 2 large volumes, 9 x 12″, in Japanese. Koto: 1982, 1,064 pages. Shinto 1977, 991 pages. The Koto volume has an index in English. Other than the 7 volumes of Nihonto Taikan (also on this site) this is the greatest of the Taikan/Zuikan. Well done oshigata of just about every smith who mattered. This is an incredible reference; if you care about Nihonto you lust after these books.