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Hawley's Japanese Swordsmiths
WM Hawley
This Commemorative Centenary Edition (1896-1996) limited release 2-volume set. It is a compilation of over 30,000 swordsmiths of Japan, and includes information regarding where and when smiths worked, how they signed their blades (Kanji and Romanization of names), and a relative rating of their work. Also included is a quick reference on terminology, temperlines, the Kanji of inscriptions, provinces, honorary titles. The previous edition has served as the collectors/ apprasiers Bible (in English) for many years, and is a must-have for sword enthusiasts. - 1,032 pages in 2 volumes, soft cover.

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