B605. Kanzan Shinto Oshigata Dictionary


B605.  Kanzan: Shinto Oshigata Dictionary by Sato Kanzan.  2005.  Softbound, 9 x 11 ¾”, about 520 pages in Japanese with an extensive list of plates and more in English.  Shinto is the new sword period, the 17th and 18th centuries.  729 well done oshigata of great blades: all of the important smiths and, what sets this book apart, many lesser known smiths are included.  This is a great reference.  This book is included in the Index of Japanese Sword Literature on the JSS/US website; there is an index of its contents.

Condition is excellent  4 pounds, 9 ounces.  Now $140.