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The Craft of the Japanese Sword

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The Craft of the Japanese Sword

Название: The Craft of the Japanese Sword
Авторы: Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp, Yoshindo Yoshihara
Издательство: Kodansha International
Год: 1987
ISBN: 087011798X
Язык: English
Страниц: 168
Формат: PDF
Размер: 54 МВ

Well over a thousand years old, the tradition of swordmaking in Japan is one of the most highly regarded metal crafts in the world. When all sword manufacture was prohibited in Japan for seven years after World War II, the age-old techniques were in danger of being lost forever. Today, in the hands of a new generation of practitioners, the craft is making a startling comeback. Connoisseurs say that the swords being produced now are the equal of anything made in Japan in the past few hundred years.
This book takes the reader into the workshops of four of Japan's leading sword craftsmen. Each craftsman has a different role in the manufacture of a blade. Yoshindo Yoshihara, the swordsmith, begins with raw steel made in a traditional charcoal-fueled smelter and refines it by folding and forging, gradually shaping it into a sword with a hardened edge.










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