The Craft of the Japanese Sword by Leon Kapp and Hiroko Kapp
This book demonstrates how brilliantly Japan's sword craftsmen today have met this technological challenge. The impulse of the craft now is to preserve the utilitarian object and yet create an enduring art for the modern age. While many fine books on sword appreciation exist, these deal primarily with older blades or problems of appraisal. The Craft of the Japanese Sword is the first book in English devoted entirely to contemporary sword manufacture, and will thus be of enormous value to metal artists everywhere, as well as to collectors and students of weaponry.
This hardcover book is in good condition with minor imperfections to the dust jacket and pages in very good condition.
ISBN 10: 087011798X / ISBN 13: 9780870117985
Publisher: Kodansha International
Publication Date: 1987