B738. Nihon Toko Jiten by Fujishiro
B738. Nihon Toko Jiten by Fujishiro. Hardbound, 6 ¼ x 9 ¾”. 2 volumes: Koto Hen, 619 pages; Shinto Hen, 492 pages, in Japanese. Each volume comes with an index in English which I will send in an email. This is the first book you reach for when researching a sword. Few pages of text; this all about the swords. 1,000 or so top and mid level smiths are presented with sharp oshigata, typical signatures, information about the work, dates, provinces, relative rankings, and more. I doubt there are any serious collectors of Nihonto who don’t own this set; it is that useful. I sometimes also have this set with a full translation; see B758.
Condition is excellent. 6 pounds, 7 ounces. $265.