Samurai Swords

Editor/Author Sinclaire, Clive
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Greene Media

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-78-582563-0
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 247
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This project looks at the weaponry of Samurai men and women over the centuries with specifically commissioned photography of reenactors wearing and museum-quality clothing and weaponry.

Share this

Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION and ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • GLOSSARY
  • SECTION ONE
  • The Rise and Fall of the Samurai
  • Development of the Japanese Sword
  • Historical Background to Hizen-to
  • SECTION TWO
  • The Modern Japanese Sword
  • Japanese Polearms
  • Swords: Types, Construction, and Testing
  • SECTION THREE
  • The Etiquette and Customs for Sword Appreciation and Viewing
  • Collecting and Studying Japanese Swords
  • Preservation, Shinsa, Polishing
  • APPENDIX
  • Transliterations: Periods, Provinces, Swordsmiths’ Names