THE JAPANESE SWORD: A TREASURE CELEBRATED FOR OVER A THOUSAND YEARS
184 colour photos., gatefold, P.B. 2017. This publication contains about 45 swords and daggers. It is the first time that a book on Japanese swords has ever been produced with the blades in their actual size. There are different swords representing the workmanship of the various provinces, and schools. Also included are many examples of excellent sword fittings, tsuba, carved metal fittings, and full sets of mountings.