B212. Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths: From 1868 to the Present
B212. Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths: From 1868 to the Present by Leon & Hiroko Kapp and Yoshindo Yoshihara. 2002. Hardbound with dust jacket, 7 ¾ x 10 ¼”, 223 pages in English. The history of the sword, concentrating on the modern era, interviews with 22 swordsmiths, perspectives on modern swords by polisher, metallurgist, martial artist, and a National Treasure swordsmith, are joined with many photos and oshigata, to yield a very interesting read.
Excellent condition. 2 pounds, 2 ounces. $30.
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