B770. Toko Taikan by Tokuno


B770.  Toko taikan by Tokuno.  1975.  Clothbound with dust jacket, 5 ¼ x 7 ½”, 794 pages in Japanese.  Thousands of Swordsmiths, many listings with oshigata, are presented.  A useful book if for no other reason than for the relative rankings of the smiths, which serves to give you a good idea of the value of a particular sword.  It’s nice also that the book is small and easily carried to shows.  I have a digital copy of an index in English; if you buy this remind me to send it to you.

Condition is excellent but with a different dust jacket from the one in my picture. The book  is with a trusted consignor to my site who will ship from Europe. My usual guarantee applies. 2 pounds, 11 ounces.  $80.