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The Japanese Sword (Japanese Arts Library)
by Kanzan Sato

The Japanese sword combines unbreakability, rigidity, and lethal cutting power, and it is in the resolution of these conflicting practical requirements that it ...

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—Updated Nov 22, 2011



The Connoisseurs Book of Japanese Swords
by Kokan Nagayama

Recently Japanese swords have gained enormous popularity as art objects with collectors and enthusiasts around the world, but until now much of the most detailed ...

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—Updated Nov 22, 2011



Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths: From 1868 to the Present
by Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp, Yoshindo Yoshihara

The lineage of the Japanese sword can be traced back over a thousand years, and throughout its long history the sword has emerged as one of Japan's most durable ...

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The New Generation of Japanese Swordsmiths
by Tamio Tsuchiko

Unparalleled in its deadly cutting power, strength, and enduring elegance, the Japanese sword is a triumph of both technical merit and mythical appeal. For a ...

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Japanese Sword: Soul Of The Samurai (Far Eastern Series / Victoria and Albert Museum)
by Gregory Irvine

Drawing on the Victoria and Albert Museum's magnificent collection, one of the finest in the West, this illustrated survey examines the development of the Japanese ...

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Lethal Elegance: Samurai Sword Fittings
by Joe Earle

As the "soul of the samurai," the sword is famously both the symbol and instrument of Japanese military prowess. Less known, at least in the West, is its role as a ...

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Samurai: The Weapons and Spirit of the Japanese Warrior
by Clive Sinclaire

A fascinating look at ancient Japanese weaponry, complete with 150 dazzling full-color photographs.

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—Updated Nov 22, 2011



The Craft of the Japanese Sword
by Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp, Yoshindo Yoshihara

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 ...

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