Rokusho 28 Special Feature: Tsuba; The Japanese Sword Guards Rokusho 28 Special Feature: Tsuba; The Japanese Sword Guards

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Rokusho 28 Special Feature: Tsuba; The Japanese Sword Guards

$85.00

Published in Japanese this is a paperback consisting of an exceptional compilation of Japanese metalwork as related to Sword fittings consisting of tsuba (sword hand-guards), fuchigashira (metal collars at the blade end of ta sword hilt), menuki (hilt ornaments), kozuka (small knives), and kogai (Skewers). This softcover magazine includes photographs of minute and brilliant polychrome inlays, as seen in the ishiguro or Mito schools’ pieces, as well as the masterpieces with their dignified feeling, seen in Kyoto school works. This period produced many heroes, worthy of achieving the final triumph in the long history of sword-fitting artisans.

Some antique shop references and ads in the back of the magazine. Softcover reading right to left.RARE and out of print.

Excellent, Like New condition with original slipcover.

Dimensions: 9-0 x 11-1/2”