Tōkō Taikan

TitleTōkō Taikan
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1977
AuthorsTokunō, Kazuo
Number of Pages794

Another classics Japanese-language sword reference; this well know handbook is often seen at the side of many collectors on the prowl. It includes biographical information of the most important smiths of the Koto through Gendai periods and cites Yen values for comparison. The key feature of this text that sets it apart from other works is that it also includes thousands of oshigata for quick reference. This exact edition was used for Hawley's Japanese Swordsmiths references to Tokuno's oshigata.

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