Japanese sword Blades, by Alfred Dobree 1905

A series of essays presented at the Royal Archaeological Institute (UK). The text offers a generalized overview regarding the history of Nihonto along with it's construction, characteristics and kanji. The appendix provides various aspects of identifying swordsmiths by offering the principal characteristics of their work to be referenced against charts for shape, kissaki, boshi, hamon, etc. Numerous charts and b&w plates.
69 pages, 6 x 9" soft cover.


$75 plus S/H