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B738. Nihon Toko Jiten by Fujishiro

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B738.  Nihon Toko Jiten by Fujishiro.  Hardbound with slipcases, 6 ¼ x 9 ¾”.  2 volumes: Koto Hen, 619 pages; Shinto Hen, 492 pages, in Japanese.  Each volume comes with a stapled index in English.  This is the first book you reach for when researching a sword.  Few pages of text; this all about the swords.  1,000 or so top and mid level smiths are presented with sharp oshigata, typical signatures, information about the work, dates, provinces, relative rankings, and more.  I doubt there are any serious collectors of Nihonto who don't own this set; it is that useful.  I currently also have this set with a full translation; see B758.

Condition is great.  6 pounds, 7 ounces.  $250.

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