Nihon Toko Jiten by Yoshio Fujishiro. Hardbound, 6 ¼ x 9 ¾”. 2 volumes: Koto Hen, 619 pages; Shinto Hen, 492 pages, in Japanese. These are the books you want to have on hand when first researching your sword. 1,000+ top and mid level smiths are presented with sharp oshigata, typical signatures, information about the work, dates, provinces, relative rankings, and more. I will provide an English index & translation of both books in PDF.
(Shinto sword edition): 1961/12/10
(Koto sword edition): 1964/11/01
(Shinto sword version / Koto sword version)
total weight: 2920 grams or about 6 lbs 8 oz.
condition: used / There is an aged deterioration.
The cover is torn.
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