Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords A Collector's Guide

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/01/2010
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA
  • Newer Edition

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This is not the type of sword book with endless lists of smiths and schools. It is a book designed to bring readers fundamental information to enable them to assess the veracity and quality of a blade.For this reason, the book provides very practical information on how to obtain a "healthy" blade, identify a fake or problematic blade, and how to assess the quality and value of a blade being considered for purchase.

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