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The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of Swordmaking and Its Appreciation

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In "The Art of the Japanese Sword," master swordsmith "Yoshindo Yoshihara" offers a comprehensive view on the making, finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades.
The Japanese sword, a unique work of art in steel, can be appreciated from a number of viewpoints. Its functionality as a weapon, the sophisticated metallurgy and scientific thinking utilized by the swordsmith,
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ebook, 261 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Tuttle Publishing
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In Leon and Hiroko Kapp’s The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of Swordmaking and its Appreciation, the third-generation swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara and his son Yoshikazu analyze, construct and document the creation of a fully functional, mounted nihonto. Inviting readers into his workshop for a detailed look at each step in the process, Yoshindo naturally elicits appreciation for both their macroscopic and microscopic attributes. Leaving not the chemical carburization of iron, the cell wa

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