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The Samurai Sword: A Handbook -by John M Yumoto (inc. ( History; Types; Parts; Blade Shape, Construction, Grain; Making; Inscriptions & their Readings; Care, Maintenance; Glossary; etc)

By: Yumoto, John M / Charles E Tuttle Company

Price: $11.81

Publisher: USA, Rutland, VT / Tokyo, Japan: Charles E Tuttle Company, 1989, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 1989

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 161414

ISBN: 0804805091

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 6w x 8.5h inches, a near Fine example, in a lightly rubbed Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, 191 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, ---"The Samurai Sword has long been considered the symbol of the spirit of old Japan. It has been said to be the embodiment of the samurai's code, the expression of his steel discipline, unswerving devotion, and peerless skill. It is, in addition, one of the most outstanding examples of Japan's tradition o... View more info