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Cutting Edge: Japanese Swords in the British Museum
Cutting Edge: Japanese Swords in the British Museum
by Victor Harris

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Edition: Hardcover

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Product Description:

The Japanese sword has long been appreciated both as a weapon and as an object of art. No culture, besides the Japanese, has developed the sword to such a level of technological excellence, or raised it to such a position of spiritual importance. As a cutting weapon, the fully developed curved sword of the samurai was uniquely effective. As a cultural object, it offers invaluable insights into the social and spiritual history of the Japanese people.Cutting Edge offers a fascinating introduction to the design, manufacture, and collecting of these Japanese weapons. It covers the development of sword designs, traditional forging methods, regional variations in style, and signature works by legendary craftsmen, and includes hundreds of photos, with 16 pages in full color.



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Product Details/Specifications:
Author: Victor Harris
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Manufacturer: Tuttle Publishing
EAN: 9780804836807
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0804836809
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 160
Publication date: 2005-03-15
Release date: 2005-03-15
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)
Brand: Tuttle Publishing

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