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10-06-05, 01:12 AM
All I have left of my Library on Japanese weapons is small but essential.
If you wish I willpublish a list to assist in studies, all can be aquired from specialist book dealers lik Han-sha-tang. 8)
10-06-05, 04:02 AM
Thank you Greyman...
I will dig out my three piece Katana, and post a pic here to make you cry...
Thanks Greyman, that would be brill. My own library extends to one book on the subject - "The Samurai Sword" by John Yumoto. Good book, though I'd like to hear what you think are "essential" reading, could save a lot of wasted money. :)
10-06-05, 07:41 PM
Listed below are a few titles. These are easy read stuff which will help those just beginning and even those who have been studying the subject.
Japanese names and how to read them.
Koop & Inada.
The arts of the japanese sword.
Japanese pole arms
Modern Japanese swords and swordsmiths.
Kapp & Yoshihara
The Japanese sword
The Craft of the Japanese sword.
Kapp & Yoshihara
The connousseurs book of the Japanese Sword
Of course there are dozens more, many more recent but I am working on the basis that these will cover most peoples basic requirements.
I mentioned Han-Shan-Tang as a dealer, I have no link to this company and only mention as in the past they have helped with their 'Book search' on older volumes.
I should add that Hawleys books that include thousands of names as well as Ron gregorys paper backs of oshigata from Showa smiths are worth a thought if you can find them.
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