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.


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.