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The famed samurai sword (nihonto) represents the pinnacle of bladed weaponry in the Japanese warrior’s arsenal. As you read other books and articles about Japanese swords, or practice kendo or iaido, or see highly polished blades in a museum, the chapters in this Via Media book will enhance your knowledge and appreciation of nihonto and their intrinsic value.

Intrinsic Values of the Japanese Sword

    • Nihonto: A Legal Perspective on Japanese Swords and Their Intrinsic Value, by Andrew Tharp, B.S.
    • Oshigata: Appreciating Japanese Sword Tracings for Their Reference and Beauty, by Anthony DiCristofano
    • Bladed Weaponry with Illustrations from the Japanese Antique Sword Museum, by Harunaka Hoshino
    • Amateur Saya Craft: Scabbards in the Making, by Richard W. Babin
    • Sword-Cutting Practice of Feudal Japan: Anatomical Considerations of Tameshigiri, by Peter J. Ward, Ph.D.
    • The Ainu and Their Swords in Japan: A Concise Overview, by Curt Peritz
    • 1,000 Swordmaking Cuts: August Events at the Kingfisher Woodworks, by James Goedkoop, B.A.
  • 6" x 9" paperback, 111 pages, 107 illustrations. eBOOK AVAILABLE from Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and Kobo.

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