B926. The Art of Japanese Sword Polishing by Takaiwa, Yoshihara, & Kapp


B926.  The Art of Japanese Sword Polishing by Setsuo Takaiwa, Yoshindo Yoshihara, and Leon & Hiroko Kapp.  2006.  Hardbound with slipcase, 8 x 10 1/2″, 192 pages in English.  I was a bit hesitant to list this book; I’m afraid some knucklehead will buy it and after once through he’ll think he knows how to polish a sword.  Only an idiot would think he could learn something so complex from reading a book.  If you buy this, treat it for what it is: an explanation of the art, not a how to.

The book examines the history and process of polishing, delves into different aspects of a polish, and finishes with profiles of 5 classicly trained polishers.

Condition is like new.  1 pound, 15 ounces.  $40.

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