Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of a Nation: The History, Metallurgy and Iconography of the Samurai Sword
 

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Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of a Nation: The History, Metallurgy and Iconography of the Samurai Sword

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    Author Colin M. Roach collaborated with top-level artisans, historians, and martial arts experts to create a unique, in-depth study of these magnificent weapons from a historical, iconographical, and technological perspective. In addition to a for......more

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Author Colin M. Roach collaborated with top-level artisans, historians, and martial arts experts to create a unique, in-depth study of these magnificent weapons from a historical, iconographical, and technological perspective. In addition to a foreword by seventh degree iaido black belt Nicklaus Suino and a sidebar by Mukansa-level polisher Abe Kazunori, Japanese Swords includes rare looks into the world of Mukansa-level swordsmiths Kawachi Kunihira and Gassan Sadatoshi. Complemented by hundreds of stunning high-resolution photos and a DVD, Japanese Swords is a must-have addition to any Japanophile's library.

Colin M. Roach has a passion for Japan's archetypal warrior culture and has trained with some of the top teachers of aikido and iaido in Japan and America. His previous publications include: The Sword of Compassion and The Yama Oroshi Dojo and the Art of Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship. He lives in Utah with his family.

Author:
Roach, Colin M.
Genre:
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Firearms & Weapons
Audience:
General/trade
Pages:
176
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tuttle Pub
Publish Date:
12/10/2010
Copyright Year:
2010
ISBN:
9784805310359
Height:
12.25 in
Wdth:
9.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
2.95 lb
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