B838. Sendai Han Tosho Meifu


B838. Sendai Han Tosho Meifu. 1978. Clothbound with a slipcase, 7 1/4 x 10 1/4″, 218 pages in Japanese. Great smiths and great swords of Sendai, including the Kunikane group with their magnificent masame, and others. All but about 20 pages of the book are given to oshigata of the swords. This is the book for Sendai and it isn’t easy to find; my 1st copy ever.

A former owner has written the title in English on the spine of the slipcase and his name and stamp on the case also. Name, stamp, and title in English appear again on the front end paper. Condition is near mint. 2 pounds, 10 ounces. $175.