B900. Gendai Toko-Kinko-Shykukata Soran
B900. Gendai Toko-Kinko-Shykukata Soran by Ono Tadashi. 1979. Softbound with a dust jacket, 6 x 8 1/2″, 247 pages in Japanese. The first 60 pages of the book are crisp black & white photos of gendaito (modern swords). The rest of the book is a directory, with photos, of sword craftsmen: smiths, tsuba makers, habaki makers, saya-shi, polishers, etc. More than 1,200 are listed with styles of work, addresses, rankings, and more.
Faint odor of tobacco and some highlighting inside; otherwise all is well. 1 pound, 2 ounces. $30.