B711. Japanese Swordsmiths Revised by Hawley


B711.  Japanese Swordsmiths Revised by W. M. Hawley.  1981.  Hardbound, 8 ¾ x 11 ¼”, 1,069 pages in English.  The book starts with Kanji used in signatures, provinces, carvings, and more.  The next 1,046 pages are a listing of about 32,000 swordsmiths with typical signatures in English and Kanji, provinces, cross references to a few other books, and a relative point value.  Everybody wants a copy of this book.

I have 2 copies of this book. One is in good used condition with no condition issues to be concerned over; it will be $350. The other is in rough condition (see my last 2 pictures). There is duct tape inside and out on the cover hinges and writing inside the pages, which are foxed. This one is usable: no loose or missing pages and it isn’t falling apart. Not the prettiest copy. It can be had for $100.  6 pounds, 1 0unce. $350.