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B731. Nihonto Zuikan by Kataoka

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B731.  Nihonto Zuikan: Koto & Shinto by Kataoka.  Clothbound in 2 large volumes with slipcases, 9 x 12", in Japanese.  Koto: 1982, 1,064 pages.  You have 2 choices for the Shinto volume.  The 1st edition of Shinto is 1977, 991 pages; the 2nd edition is 1984, 1,068 pages.  The Koto and 2nd edition of Shinto have indexes in English.  Other than the 7 volumes of Nihonto Taikan (also on this site) this is the greatest of the Taikan/Zuikan.  Well done oshigata of just about every smith who mattered.  This is an incredible reference; if you care about Nihonto you lust after these books.

I have digital copies of English indexes to all 3 volumes; if you buy this set remind me to send you them.  All 3 are included in the "Index of Japanese Sword Literature" on the JSS/US website

The slipcases (probably not the ones in my pictures) may be a bit dinged but still sound; the books are in great condition.  You are buying 2 volumes: Koto and one of the Shinto.  20 pounds, 10 ounces.  $850 with the 1st edition Shinto or $900 with the 2nd.

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