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Nobuo Nakahara was the apprentice of a leading Japanese sword specialist, until 1978, when he went out on his own. He publishes a bi-monthly Japanese sword journal, lectures frequently, and is the author of several books in Japanese.
If you want a book on the Japanese sword and what to look for, get this book period. It is probably the best of the in English reference works. Read morePublished 10 months ago by dan D
Good book for a collections expert, you need to know your stuff to enjoy it, otherwise don’t buy it, found it a bit expensive next to other booksPublished 11 months ago by CCC
Defiantly a great book as well. Very informative not just on the sword but the adoration and respect of the culture of warfare vs aesthetics. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Joshua James Rhodes
Sent fast and good quality.
A really detailled book, designed for people ready to dive deeply in the art of japanese swords. Read more
item arrived in good shape. Why so many words? a few is all it takes for something like this. OKPublished on April 7, 2013 by Joseph R. Wrobel