Art Of The Japanese Sword

Author: Yoshindo Yoshihara
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462909965
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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 metal smithing, the shape of the blade itself—all contribute to the beauty of these remarkable weapons. 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 256 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 hardened edge. By gaining a good understanding of how a sword is actually made, the reader will be able to appreciate the samurai sword more fully. Topics include: Appreciating the Japanese sword History of the Japanese sword Traditional Japanese steel making Making the sword Finishing the sword

The Art Of The Japanese Sword

Author: Yoshindo Yoshihara
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9784805312407
Size: 47.14 MB
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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 itself—all contribute to the beauty of these remarkable weapons. 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 256 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 hardened edge. By gaining a good understanding of how a sword is made, the reader will be able to appreciate the samurai sword more fully. Topics include: Appreciating the Japanese sword History of the Japanese sword Traditional Japanese steelmaking Making the sword Finishing the sword

The Craft Of The Japanese Sword

Author: Leon Kapp
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9780870117985
Size: 40.78 MB
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From raw steel to tempered blade, this text presents a visual account of the ancient craft of swordmaking as practiced in modern Japan. Well over a thousand years old, the tradition of swordmaking in Japan is one of the most highly regarded metal crafts in the world. When all sword manufacture was prohibited in Japan for seven years after World War II, the age-old techniques were in danger of being lost forever. Today, in the hands of a new generation of practitioners, the craft is making a startling comeback. Connoisseurs say that the swords being produced

Art Of The Samurai

Author: Morihiro Ogawa
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588393453
Size: 50.52 MB
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Overzicht van de wapens en wapenuitrustingen van de Samoerai.

Cutting Edge

Author: Victor Harris
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
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The Japanese sword has long been appreciated both as a weapon and as an object of art. Only in Japanese culture has the sword been developed to such a level of technological excellence and spiritual importance. As a cutting weapon, the fully developed curved katana, or samurai sword, of the samurai warrior was uniquely effective. As a cultural object, it offers invaluable insights into the social and spiritual history of the Japanese people. Cutting Edge: Japanese Swords in the British Museum offers a fascinating introduction to the design, manufacture and collecting of these Japanese weapons. It covers the development of sword art and designs, traditional forging methods, regional variations in style and signature works by legendary craftsmen. Includes hundreds of photos with 16 pages in full color.

The Japanese Sword

Author: 寒山·佐藤
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9780870115622
Size: 60.14 MB
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One of the foremost experts on the Japanese sword describes their history and appreciations in this book, with photographs and illustrations. 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 'skin,' the confidence in every aspect of the

The Connoisseur S Book Of Japanese Swords

Author: Kōkan Nagayama
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770020710
Size: 10.70 MB
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Connoisseur's Book Japanese Swords is a Kodansha International publication.

Facts And Fundamentals Of Japanese Swords

Author: Nobuo Nakahara
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 9784770031303
Size: 48.50 MB
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Aims to enable the reader to accurately judge the quality and pedigree of any sword. This book is illustrated with 160 b/w photos and 140 drawings elucidating details from nakago (tang) controlled rusting and inscriptions to the shape, dimensions, style, patina and every other visible element of the blade itself. This is the first book to enable the reader to accurately judge the quality and pedigree of any sword. This book is the first English translation of a key reference title published in Japanese in 2005. Its value lies in its purpose, which is to ensure that the reader is

Encyclopedia Of Japanese Swords

Author: Markus Sesko
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 131256315X
Size: 11.91 MB
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This completely new encyclopedic reference for the Japanese sword contains about 2,500 terms, many of them illustrated by photos and drawings. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords is an A-Z general encyclopedia covering each and every part of the sword: the blade, the mountings, the fittings, and all their different interpretations. Further, this encyclopedia also explains the literal or etymological meaning of each Japanese term and provides an even deeper insight into the subject.