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Well over a thousand years old, the tradition of swordmaking in Japan is one of the most highly regarded metal crafts in the world. When all sword manufacture was prohibited in Japan for seven years after World War II, the age-old techniques were in danger of being lost forever. Today, in the hands of a new generation of practitioners, the craft is making a startling comeback. Connoisseurs say that the swords being produced now are the equal of anything made in Japan in the past few hundred years. This book takes the reader into the workshops of four of Japan's leading sword craftsmen. Each craftsman has a different role in the manufacture of a blade. Yoshindo Yoshihara, the swordsmith, begins with raw steel made in a traditional charcoal-fueled smelter and refines it by folding and forging, gradually shaping it into a sword with a hardened edge. Okisato Fujishiro then sharpens and polishes the sword with fine stones to reveal the color and texture of the steel. Metalworker Hiroshi Miyajima makes the small copper-and-gold habaki collar that fits between the blade and the scabbard. Finally, Kazuyuki Takayama carves the hilt and the scabbard out of a single piece of wood. Black-and-white photographs show every stage of the manufacture, while important information on history, metallurgy, and modern-day appraisal is presented in an extensive introduction. The swords made in Japan today are not, of course, intended for actual use. But their design, the quality of t antiques and collectibles,arts music and photography,crafts and hobbies,crafts and hobbies,criticism,engineering,firearms and weapons,history,history and criticism,metal work Sports & Outdoors, Kodansha USA
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1987, ISBN: 087011798X
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From raw steel to tempered blade, this text presents a visual account of the ancient craft of swordmaking as practiced in modern Japan.
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The Craft of the Japanese Sword
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780870117985
ISBN (ISBN-10): 087011798X
Publishing year: 1987
Publisher: KODANSHA INTL
Weight: 0,744 kg
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