B824. Kurogane no Issho II


B824.  Kurogane no Issho II.  2000.  Clothbound with slipcase, 8 1/2 x 12″, 153 pages in Japanese.  I have had the 1st volume of this set and it was great swords of Mito.  The sub title of this book may read Ken Naisho Kura Meihin Ten, which, if I have that right, means Prefecture Treasury Storehouse Name Swords Collection.  Treasury indeed!  106 swords from many very big names, incredible stuff.  Even though this is the 2nd volume it doesn’t need the 1st to make sense; it works fine as a stand alone reference.  I have the 1st volume also however, if you like: B269.  Make me an offer for the pair.  This book is included (as Tetsu no Issho) in the Index of Japanese Sword Literature on the JSS/US website; there is an index of its contents.

Other than for a faint stain on the spine, condition is excellent.  2 pounds, 14 ounces.  Now $60.