6 edition of The Japanese Sword found in the catalog.
July 11, 1997
by Kodansha International
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||220|
Among the many books concerning the Japanese swords Nagayama's book holds arguably the top position, being the reference based on what all the other books are judged. This edition is faithful to the original one and it is definitely a must have for every serious Japanese swords enthusiast/5(35). Author Dave Lowry of the ancient sword school Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu teaches the basics of Japanese swordsmanship using the bokken, the wooden training sword. Lowry covers stances, body movement, striking, combination techniques and techniques with a partner/5.
While many fine books on sword appreciation exist, these deal primarily with older blades or problems of appraisal. The Craft of the Japanese Sword is the first book in English devoted entirely to contemporary sword manufacture, and will thus be of enormous value to metal artists everywhere, as well as to collectors and students of weaponry.5/5(2). The Craft of the Japanese Sword is the first book in English devoted entirely to contemporary sword manufacture, and will thus be of enormous value to metal artists everywhere, as well as to collectors and students of : Leon Kapp.
The Japanese sword combines unbreakability, rigidity, and lethal cutting power, and it is in the resolution of these conflicting practical requirements that it emerges as a triumph of the forger's art. The mystique of the sword lingers on in our age of mechanized combat, but the aesthetic. the craft of the japanese sword Download the craft of the japanese sword or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the craft of the japanese sword book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.
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The samurai sword was a badge of honor to the japanese officers. The wearing of these swords, was tied up in japanese history and culture. The way of the samurai was completely enmeshed in japanese society. American forces sought out the samurai swords Cited by: 5.
Although the ancient samurai had been forced to evolve into the modern soldiers of Japan. To be forced to give up one's sword was like having to give up The Japanese Sword book very life to the japanese. The samurai sword was a badge of honor to the japanese officers. The wearing of these swords, was tied up in japanese history and culture/5(39).
This was my brother's book and he collected with my father. i bought it for him as a gift. He said it was a very good basic guide, for he had others, some in Japanese about his sword collection. I read the book and amazed by all there was to the the samurai blade and the sword fittings.4/5.
The Connoisseur's Book of Japanese Swords will be of great help in making educated judgments at kantei sessions, and will The Japanese Sword book an invaluable and constant reference work." — From the Foreword by Clive Sinclaire Chairman of the Token Society of Great Britain/5(29).
The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese samurai sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade. With full-color pages, this sword book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the unique Cited by: 2.
The Craft of the Japanese Sword is the first book in English devoted entirely to contemporary sword manufacture, and will thus be of enormous value to metal artists everywhere, as well as to collectors and students of weaponry/5(68).
John M. Yumoto is perhaps the foremost authority on the samurai sword outside of Japan. A native of California, he began his study of Japanese swordcraft during his early childhood in Cited by: 7.
Japanese Sword Books and Tsuba. Tons of great books, many of them important references, and more coming in all the time. Many tsuba and other kodogu, and swords. Welcome to my site. April 25% off list prices on all kodogu (tsuba, menuki, fuchi kashira), excepting a few consigned pieces.
Check it out. March Paul Martin, World-leading Japanese Sword Expert. As one of the foremost non-Japanese specialists on Nihonto (Japanese Swords), he has played a pivotal role in opening up the world of Japanese swords to international audiences through his social media efforts, TV appearances; and regular talks, both in Japan and abroad.
THE JAPANESE SWORD GUIDE. Japanese swords have been made for over a thousand years. Many people consider them one of the finest examples of artistry in steel.
This site is dedicated to the study, appreciation and preservation of Japanese swords (Nihonto). Thanks to the many people who have contributed to this site and to the study of Japanese.
Those marked with a are excellent books for those beginning the study of Nihonto. Check with your book store or library and "Books in Print" for details of publisher, price, etc.
Check also the many online book dealers which sell both in-print and out-of-print books on Japanese swords. Some of the books listed below are now out-of-print and can only be found through specialty book.
THE JAPANESE SWORD Q & A BOOK o () This limited-run printing offers a western collector's perspective on the field of Japanese sword collecting. Alternatively titled, "Some of the things you always wanted to know about Japanese swords but didn't know who to ask," the book proceeds as a response to many questions asked of the author.
BOOK SALE Books on Japanese Swords, Sword Fittings & Armour Please pay on receipt of invoice - postage is extra. Customers outside the U.K. can pay by PayPal (please add 4% via PayPal), by sterling bank draft or direct to my bank: HSBC - sort code - account In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades.
Japanese sword art stands out in many ways: functionality as a weapon, sophisticated metallurgy and metalsmithing, the shape of the blade itselfall contribute to the /5.
The famed samurai sword (nihonto) represents the pinnacle of bladed weaponry in the Japanese warrior's arsenal. This book addresses the sword's intrinsic historic, monetary, military, and artistic seven chapters for this particular anthology were selected from materials published in 3/5(1). The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture is a study of Japan by American anthropologist Ruth was written at the invitation of the U.S.
Office of War Information, in order to understand and predict the behavior of the Japanese in World War II by reference to a series of contradictions in traditional culture. The book was influential in Author: Ruth Benedict. The book starts by talking a bit about history and Japanese sword appraisal.
1) Making the blade. Lots of detailed (albeit B&W) photos of the processing of hammering and folding the metal. 2) Polishing. well, polishing and sharpening and generally making the /5. The Japanese sword combines unbreakability, rigidity, and lethal cutting power, and it is in the resolution of these conflicting practical requirements that it emerges as a triumph of the forger's art.
The mystique of the sword lingers on in our age of mechanized combat, but the aesthetic qualities for which swords are most valued by collectors today-the liveliness of the metal 5/5(1).
this is still considered one, if not the top reference for Japanese sword fitting, though it is out of print and hard to find. My brother and father collected--GI'sd were selling them at Fleamarkets on the 60's and 70's--a keen eye would pick pick up a good blade at an antique show.
they amassed a collection of books to read, and adored books, and they were about Japan-so I read them too.5/5. Swords of Imperial Japan (Hardcover) Cyclopedia Edition By: Jim Dawson This is the most comprehensive book on Japanese swords of the Imperial Japan era.
It is a must have book for collectors of WW2 Japanese swords. The Cyclopedia Edition is a greatly expanded revision of the sword book. Everything is new. Buy Japanese Sword Books and Tsuba Grey Doffin - Dealer in Nihonto Art. Items of Interest. You have no saved items yet. Grey Doffin Email: grey [at] japaneseswordbooksandtsuba [dot] com Telephone: +1 The Japanese Sword book.
Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Wedding photos capture a lot of things they shouldn’t. Including /5. The Art of Japanese Sword Polishing is the first book in English to examine in great detail the polisher’s techniques — skills it often takes up to ten years of apprenticeship to master.
It illustrates the methods, materials, and tools used for this by: 1.