Index of Japanese Swordsmiths

TitleIndex of Japanese Swordsmiths
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSesko, Markus
Number of Pages840
ISBN Number9781300240990

This index contains a comprehensive listing of more than 20.000 Japanese swordsmiths, from the early days right down to modern times, i.e. from kotô to shinsakutô. It is not simply a list of names, it also provides biographical information according to the extent of a smith´s fame. Aim is to give the reader a coherent picture of a certain smith, that means his civilian name, how did he sign, in which style did he work, and who was his master or his school environment. Thereby, the most common theories on a smith are included and discrepancies in the transmissions are pointed out.

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