B758. Nihon Toko Jiten: Koto & Shinto with full translations
B758. Nihon Toko Jiten by Fujishiro, with full translation. Hardbound with slipcases, 6 ¼ x 9 ¾”. 2 volumes in Japanese: Koto Hen, 619 pages; Shinto Hen, 492 pages. Both Japanese volumes have stapled Tables of Contents in English. This is the first book you reach for when researching a sword. Close to 1,000 of the top smiths ever are presented with sharp oshigata, typical signatures, information about the work, dates, provinces, relative rankings, and more.