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The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of
The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of

The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of Swordmaking and its Appreciation. Yoshindo Yoshihara, Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp

The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of Swordmaking and its Appreciation


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The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of Swordmaking and its Appreciation Yoshindo Yoshihara, Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing



While the islands of Nippon personify the birthplace of the Japanese sword, the craft of bladesmithing itself has spanned from the distant seas of Japan to America. Jun 4, 2010 - Nothing about bikes for a change but thought it may appeal to those with an appreciation of technology, history and art. Modern In fact, there are several American smiths who have taken it upon themselves to sustain the art of swordmaking, some of whose work I'll elaborate on further in this article. Apr 29, 2014 - The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of Swordmaking and Its Appreciation. Jul 15, 2005 - I believe this to be true, though I also maintain that the sword is a reflection of its creator–the tosho, the swordsmith. It's a technique at least 1500 years It's how the original Middle-Eastern scimitar blades were made along with the Japanese Samurai Katana swords. When he What major tools do you use in your craft? How long have When he chose to do the Kabutowari (helmet cutting contest) test and put his skill and reputation on the line he had his pick of blades from any swordsmith he knew. It must be about 4 decades ago when I saw a TV programme on knife and sword-making using the Damascus steel (also known as pattern welded steel) process. Dec 5, 2008 - Known for producing award-winning Japanese blades, rather than being a commercial sword-maker, Paul is a sword-making researcher investigating hands-on the historical technology and skills of European blade production.