Art Of Japanese Sword Polishing

 
 
Kodansha America, Inc (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. Juli 2013
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 192 Seiten
978-1-56836-518-3 (ISBN)
 
To understand Japanese sword polishing is to understand the Japanese sword. Down through the years, the great sword connoisseurs in Japan have been sword polishers. A swordsmith can spend a large amount of time forging a classic sword, but refining and bringing out its final shape, color, and texture so that all the details of the steel and hamon (the temper line) are clearly visible is the responsibility of another craftsman-the sword polisher. An experienced polisher can tell immediately by whom a blade was made, so distinctive is each smith's work and so vital is
  • Englisch
  • USA
  • Höhe: 267 mm
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  • Breite: 200 mm
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  • Dicke: 17 mm
  • 850 gr
978-1-56836-518-3 (9781568365183)
1568365187 (1568365187)
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SETSUO TAKAIWA is one of Japan's top sword polishers and is called upon by museums around the world, from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to the British Museum, to help maintain their historic sword collections. YOSHINDO YOSHIHARA is ranked among the top swordsmiths in Japan. His family has been making tools and swords for several generations.

LEON and HIROKO KAPP have studied Japanese swords for decades and are co-authors, with Yoshindo, of The Craft of the Japanese Sword and Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths. The Kapps live in San Rafael, California. Yoshindo Yoshihara and Leon Kapp frequently lecture and give demonstrations in the United States.

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