B922. Koto Shinto Meihin Shu
B922. Koto Shinto Meihin Shu by the NBTHK, Tokyo (National Sword Museum). 1976. Hardbound in slipcase, 9 x 12 1/4″, 187 pages in Japanese. This book was released in conjunction with the NBTHK’s 25th Annual Convention. 158 great blades of Koto & Shinto times are shown in very crisp black & white photography. At the back of the book are plates with early blades, koshirae and kodogu. Beautiful book.
There is a minor ding to the outside paper layer at one spot on the slipcase. Otherwise the book is in mint condition. 3 pounds, 12 ounces. Was $150, now $50,