Art Of Japanese Sword Polishing, Hardback Book


To understand Japanese sword polishing is to understand the Japanese sword.

Down through the years, the great sword connoisseurs in Japan have been sword polishers.

A swordsmith can spend a large amount of time forging a classic sword, but refining and bringing out its final shape, color, and texture so that all the details of the steel and hamon (the temper line) are clearly visible is the responsibility of another craftsman-the sword polisher.

An experienced polisher can tell immediately by whom a blade was made, so distinctive is each smith's work and so vital is


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Decorative wood & metalwork
  • ISBN: 9781568365183



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops