New PDF release: Tsuba: Japanese Sword Guards

By Gary D. Murtha

"TSUBA-Japanese Sword Guards" 2012 booklet by means of Gary Murtha, containing details on over sixty five tsuba making colleges and teams, an artist index with details and kao and kakihan of approximately 2,000 artists and illustrations of over 60 b/w tsuba.
My first e-book approximately eastern tsuba used to be released in 1981 and used to be titled The Tsuba. I up with jap Sword protect Artists in 1982 and The Samurai Sword-American standpoint Vol. II Fittings in 1984 that contained details on approximately 2,000 artists. All of my books were out-of-print for with regards to thirty years. In 2001 a masterful three quantity set titled Index of eastern Sword Fittings & linked Artists via Robert Haynes was once released, however it is now tough to discover and cost prohibitive for plenty of creditors. The set comprises an index of 12,560 artists and will be in each collector’s library if in any respect attainable. final 12 months i began paintings in this tsuba publication simply because I felt that a cheap replacement used to be wanted should you can't manage to pay for the high-end books. by utilizing OCR know-how i used to be in a position to turn on parts of my ebook, The Samurai Sword-An American point of view Vol. II Fittings, upload illustrations and extend the data within the part overlaying tsuba faculties and teams. in spite of the fact that, this didn’t enable me to improve my charts of artists, kao and kakihan. So, the unique “Artist Index” with its nostalgic, worn typewriter fonts, crooked traces and pasted kanji are once more provided the following. i am hoping this e-book serves you well.

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