Arms and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan

With introduction by Dr. Y. Sasan. Expertly written and researched history of Japanese weaponry. Traces the rise, development, and demise of the Samurai who dominated Japan for over 700 years. With many previously unpublished photographs. 270 illustrations.

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I was given a copy of this book by a collector who began in the late 1960’s when there were still an abundance of undervalued nihonto in the junk shops of the UK.