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Japanese Swords By Anonymous
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In modern times the most commonly known type of Japanese sword is the Shinogi-Zukuri katana, which is a single-edged and usually curved long sword traditionally worn by samurai from the 15th century... More > onwards. Other types of Japanese swords include: tsurugi or ken, which is a double-edged sword; ōdachi, nodachi, tachi, which are older styles of a very long single-edged sword; wakizashi, a medium sized sword; and the tanto which is an even smaller knife-sized sword. Although they are pole-mounted weapons, the naginata and yari are considered part of the nihontō family due to the methods by which they are forged. Japanese swords are still commonly seen today; antique and modernly forged swords can easily be found and purchased. Modern, authentic nihontō are made by a few hundred swordsmiths.< Less
E Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords By Markus Sesko
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This completely new encyclopedic reference for the Japanese sword contains about 2,500 entries, many of them illustrated by photos and drawings. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords is an A-Z general... More > 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.< Less
Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords (Paperback) By Markus Sesko
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This completely new encyclopedic reference for the Japanese sword contains about 2,500 entries, many of them illustrated by photos and drawings. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords is an A-Z general... More > 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.< Less
Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords By Markus Sesko
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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... More > 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.< Less
Koshirae - Japanese Sword Mountings By Markus Sesko
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With this publication I try to systematically and comprehensively process the subject of „Japanese sword mountings“. It was not my goal to depict as many extant interpretations of sword... More > mountings as possible but to deal with their different styles. With this publication the reader will be informed in which way the Japanese swords were mounted over time, the origins of the various styles, what changes they underwent and it will also serve as a reference material to classify extant specimen. In this sense the descriptions were embedded in an explanation of their historical context rather then listing them simply by their interpretation or in alphabetical order. As the main focus lies on „koshirae“, explanations on the sword fittings – the tosogu – were omitted because their descriptions can be easily found elsewhere. Also, the military mountings – the gunto-koshirae – were left out because there are excellent publications available which deal with them in great detail.< Less
The Namban Group of Japanese Sword Guards By Dr John Lissenden
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Prior to their redefinition by Ogawa in 1987, the Namban group of tsuba had received scant attention from scholars. In part, this had been due to the lack of a clearly defined categorisation, making... More > systematic attribution of the group difficult and thus preventing coherent study of the corpus as a whole. Dr John Lissenden uses this redefinition as the starting point in his accessible, creative and thoroughly researched study of Namban tsuba. Collectors will value this study because it presents an innovative categorisation of this previously neglected group of sword guards, and serves to clarify the diversity and relationships of the Namban style. Including, as it does, expositions on both gilding and casting as related to this group of tsuba, the author’s reappraisal also uses the data on sword furniture as a new source of insight and information on historical developments in East Asia during the 16th to 18th centuries. This volume contains 17 colour plates.< Less
Signatures of Japanese Sword Fittings Artists By Markus Sesko
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This publication contains about 4,100 pictures of signatures of about 2,000 Japanese sword fittings artists. Its purpose is to serve as a reference for the comparison of signatures on sword fittings... More > and is thus practical for both the collector and for antique dealers and auction houses. Thus it can also serve well in the run-up as an aid to see if a signature is promising enough to submit the item to shinsa (expert committee) in Japan for a certificate of authenticity.< Less
Japanese Sword Society of the United States 2014 Journals By JSS US
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A collection of articles on the study of Japanese Swords (Nihonto)and Sword Fittings(Tosogu) published in volume 46 of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States Newsletters.
Japanese Swords of the Bizen Tradition (perfect bound) By Darcy Brockbank & Robert Benson
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Important Japanese Swords in North American Collections of the Bizen Tradition. Reference articles, photographs and oshigata. This edition is perfect (standard) bound.
Japanese Swords of the Bizen Tradition: Digital Edition By Darcy Brockbank
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Important Japanese Swords in North American Collections of the Bizen Tradition. Reference articles, photographs and oshigata. This edition is the PDF digital edition.

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