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

In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades.

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This book offers an outline of the history of Japanese swords, illustrated with large full-colour photographs, and shows each stage of the process of crafting a blade starting from iron sand right to the polishing, habaki, and shirasaya.