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Facts And Fundamentals Of Japanese Swords: A Collector's Guide
Published by Kodansha America Inc
This is an invaluable resource. Clear explanations and frank opinions enable readers to evaluate the condition of a blade, determine whether it is healthy or problematic, and easily recognise the fundamental elements that characterise works of enduring value.
Nobuo Nakahara was the apprentice of a leading Japanese sword specialist, until 1978, when he went out on his own. He publishes a bi-monthly Japanese sword journal, lectures frequently, and is the author of several books in Japanese.
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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