B794. Kurihara Nobuhide & Modern Sword Artisans
B794. Kurihara Nobuhide & Modern Sword Artisans. 1985. Softbound, 7 1/2 x 9 3/4″, 91 pages in Japanese. Nobuhide was the last master sword smith, before the Meiji Restoration and the decline of the sword art that followed. This book shows his work and that of later artists of modern times (of 30 years ago). Smiths, polishers, horimono carvers, saya and tsuka-maki shi, and kodogu artisans. Lots of pictures; an interesting book.
Condition is excellent. 11 ounces. $30.