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MODERN JAPANESE SWORDS AND SWORDSMITHS: From 1868 to the Present
Leon & Hiroko Kapp, and Yoshindo Yoshihara (2002)
From the authors of Crafts of the Japanese Sword comes an authoritative volume on gendaito - modern Japanese swords. Following an informative overview detailing the evolution of the sword of throughout the late 19th through 20th Century and its role in Japanese society this ambitious text makes its case for recognizing contemporary works as shin-gendaito. The designation owing to the deveoplments and aspirations of today's smiths. As a welcomed addition to the bookshelves of all students of the Japanese sword it is supported by the masterful photography of Tom Kishida, author of Yasukuni-tosho.
223 pages, 7˝ x 10˝" hardcover
Cena 1500,- Kc
THE NEW GENERATION OF JAPANESE SWORDSMITHS
Tsuchiko Tamio (2002)
Twenty notable gendaito smiths define what makes a "fine sword" while describing their personal aspirations with regards to their art. This insightful work gives readers unrivalled access to first-hand information on sword making theory and process. A common theme throughout the text is "Restoration". Here restoration refers to ongoing efforts to emulate classic koto period masterworks. Beyond biographies, Tsuchiko demonstrates an active community of artists as each smith is shown interacting with others; examples include polishers, patrons, and others.
In short, this book presents each smith's understanding of Nihonto as realized thought a lifetime's immersion in its study and creation. It is an essential text for all sincere students of the sword - of all periods.
256 pages, 7ľ x 10Ľ" hardcover
Cena 1800,- Kc
THE CONNOISSEUR´S BOOK OF JAPANESE SWORDS
Complete English Version of 'Token Kantei Dokuhon' written by Kokan Nagayama, translated by Kenji Mishina and published by Kodansha International Ltd.
It contains 348 pages of very important information as well as about 270 elaborate pictures of jihada and hamon and so on, drawn by Kokan Nagayama himself. This is a really unprecedented sword book that has been long awaited by many people who are interested in Japanese swords.
Cena 2200,- Kc
THE JAPANESE SWORD: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE
Kanzan Sato, Joe Earte (1983)
210 pages, 10,3 x 7,2" hardcover
Cena 1350,- Kc
THE CRAFT OF THE JAPANESE SWORD
Leon & Hiroko Kapp, Yoshindo Yoshihara, Tom Kishida (1987)
167 pages, 10,4 x 7,5" hardcover
Cena 1500,- Kc
SAMURAI SWORD A HANDBOOK
191 pages, 8,6 x 6,2" hardcover
Cena 990,- Kc
FLASHING STEEL: MASTERING EISHIN-RYU SWORDSMANSCHIP
Masayuki Shimabukuro, Leonard Pellman (1995)
Cena 950,- Kc