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The Samurai sword

spirit, strategy, techniques

by Kohshyu Yoshida

  • 205 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Tuttle Pub. in Rutland, Vt .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Swordplay -- Japan,
  • Martial arts -- Japan,
  • Samurai

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKohshyu Yoshida.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1150 .Y67 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23224336M
    ISBN 109780804837514
    LC Control Number2009019411
    OCLC/WorldCa313647921

      The samurai sword: a symbol of the spirit of old Japan, it embodies the samurai's steel discipline, unswerving devotion and peerless skill. With its creation, a feat of craftsmanship passed down by generations of artisans; the samurai sword is considered by most to be superior even to the famed blades of Western Damascus and Toledo. The katana was often paired with a smaller companion sword, such as a wakizashi, or it could also be worn with a tantō, a smaller, similarly shaped pairing of a katana with a smaller sword is called the samurai could wear the daishō: it represented their social power and personal honour.. Modern katana (gendaitōDuring the Meiji period, the samurai class was gradually Produced: Muromachi period (–) to present.

    The Samurai Sword: A Handbook by Yumoto, John M. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Buy a cheap copy of Mystery of the Samurai Sword book by Franklin W. Dixon. Shortly after his arrival in the United States, a Japanese business tycoon mysteriously disappears. Then a valuable samurai sword, said to have belonged to the Free shipping over $/5(2).

    Get this from a library! The samurai sword: a handbook. [John M Yumoto] -- Explores the origins and development of the famous samurai sword as a work of art and a weapon and discusses its identification, evaluation, and care. Both swords were worn with the cutting edge uppermost and the short sword was the one worn when the samurai was indoors. Before the katana sword came along there were two larger swords. The ‘mallet-headed’ sword, which had an especially heavy pommel to balance the great length of the blade, and the tachi, which had a blade of up to 90 cm (3.


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Detailing the origins and development of the samurai sword, its historical background, styles, prestigious schools and differences in construction, this revised edition of the classic reference outlines methods of identifying and researching the sword Cited by: 7.

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The samurai sword: a symbol of the spirit of old Japan, it embodies the samurai's steel discipline, unswerving devotion and peerless skill. With its creation, a feat of craftsmanship passed down by generations of artisans; the samurai sword is considered by most to be superior even to the famed blades of Western Damascus and Toledo.

Sword of the Samurai is a single-player roleplaying gamebook written by Mark Smith and Jamie Thomson, illustrated by Alan Langford and originally published in by Puffin was later republished by Wizard Books in It forms part of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy series.

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