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B212. Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths: From 1868 to the Present

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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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