The Art of the Japanese Sword

English written book about Japanese swords with many beautiful picutres.

Author :Yoshindo Yoshihara, Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp

Chapter 1 Appreciating the Japanese Sword
Chapter 2 A Breif History of the Japanese Sword
Chapter 3 Tamahagane and the Tatara
Chapter 4 Making the Sword
Chapter 5 Polishing, Habaki, and Saya

In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a comprehensive view on the making, finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades.This book conveys to the reader a basic background regarding the Japanese sword, as well as an explanation of how to view and appreciate a blade. It also illustrates the details of how a sword is made and finished today.Modern craftsmen use completely traditional methods from the past 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 Japanese sword more full.

240x310mm 256pages Hardcover
The Art of the Japanese Sword

Price: 4,400yen