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  1. Offering a large group of JSS/US newsletters. This lot covers from 1980-2010. *NOTE, typo at the bottom of list should read 2020. There are a few issues missing, please see the following list for complete details. Japanese Sword Society of the United States Newsletters: Box size = 17” x 10” x 12” Weight 42 lbs. This group of books weighs 42 lbs., therefore I will restrict this lot to CONUS only as shipping outside CONUS would be cost prohibitive. Within CONUS shipping via "media mail" will cost approximately $30. $150 plus S/H *** No pm's please. If interested please contact me at: Yakiba.com@gmail.com Like Comment Share
  2. UPDATE: Please note, having issues with my web site and can't log in to update this list, so here is what is left; Listed a few books: http://yakiba.com/books.htm 1. Nihonto no Soe Kogatana by Suenaga Masao. 1975. Clothbound with original slipcase, The most comprehensive book on Kogatana, 7 ¼ x 10 ½”, 257 pages Japanese Text $250 2. Swords of Imperial Japan: 1868 - 1945 by Jim Dawson. 1996. Softbound, 1st edition. Much needed information for collectors of Japanese military edged weapons. 8 1/2 x 11", 160 pages. $25 HOLD 3. Swords of Imperial Japan 1868 – 1945: Cyclopedia Edition by Jim Dawson. 2007. Hardbound, the most comprehensive treatment of the subject Japanese military edged weapons to date. : Excellent photographs, illustrations, detailed descriptions, charts, & time-lines. 8 ¾ x 11 ¼”, 448 pages in English. SOLD 4. Nihonto Swords of Japan a Visual Glossary, Zusetsu Nihonto Yogo Jiten by Kajihara Kotoken. 1989. Clothbound in 2 volumes with slipcases, 10 ½ x 14” each, 600 and 250 pages respectively. This set thoroughly illustrates, identifies, & explains all facets of Nihonto. It boasts a 49 page table of contents. The larger volume has the illustrations and text in Japanese, with titles in English. The smaller volume is a complete English translation. Condition is Excellent. SOLD 5. Arms and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan by Bottomley & Hopson. 1988. Hardbound with dust jacket. A well rounded presentation of all things Samurai, with color and black & white photos and text. 192 pages in English. $30. 6. The Hartman Collection of Japanese Metalwork published by Christie’s, 1976. Cloth bound. With each listing a short description in Japanese is included. Almost all of the 676 lots are sword furniture. Photos are black & white for iron and mostly color for kinko. 9 ¼ x 12 ¼”, 163 pages $50 7. Samurai Warfare Turnbull, Stephen 1997. 158p., printed double-column with sidebars on coated paper stock, b&w and color period images, diagrams, maps, 9.5x7.5 inch glossy color wraps. Price: $25.00 8. Samurai Warriors Turnbull Stephen 1988 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket. 9.5x7.5 inch. 160 pages i$ 25 9. Battles of the Samurai Turnbull Stephen 1987 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket. 9.5x7.5 inch. 125 pages $ 25 10. The 'Kinuko' Manuscript, detailing the ancestors of Hizen Tadayoshi 1598-1871. Translated by Roger J. Robertshaw. Newsletter vol. 41 no. 4, August 2009. Special Edition [ of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States ]. NP [ USA ]: Japanese Sword Society of the United States, 2009. First Edition Thus. Soft-cover 58pp. Magazine format, stapled illustrated wrappers, b&w illustrations. signed by the translator at the end of the introduction. Special issue of the newsletter of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States devoted to the facsimile reproduction and translation of the Kinuko Mss. Facsimile of the Japanese mss. text opposite English translation. The condition is excellent with minimal shelf wear. $25 HOLD 11. The Code of the Samurai by Inazô Nitobé 2013, Hardcover 96 pages 7 5/8" x 10 1/2" Beautifully produced in traditional binding with cloth cover and string, and with a timeless design, this book includes the classic Inazo text with a new introduction. $25 HOLD 12. The Japanese Sword by Kanzan Sato. 1983. Hardbound with dust jacket. A great beginner’s book, 210 pages in English. $20 HOLD 13. The Book of the Sword Tom Buttweiler (Ten Monographs On Japanese Swords) 1979 Hardbound, 159 pages, Divided into 3 sections: Sword as History, Sword as Steel (practical aspects), and Sword as Art (including an article on tsuba by Dr. Homma). In a pocket inside the back cover are 3 foldouts, printed both sides, of “Oshigata of a few of the many fine swords found in western collections”. Edited by Randolph B. Caldwell. $20
  3. Guys please, if you are interested in a book contact me through my email Yakiba.com@gmail.com
  4. Listed a few books: http://yakiba.com/books.htm 1. Nihonto no Soe Kogatana by Suenaga Masao. 1975. Clothbound with original slipcase, The most comprehensive book on Kogatana, 7 ¼ x 10 ½”, 257 pages Japanese Text $250 2. Swords of Imperial Japan: 1868 - 1945 by Jim Dawson. 1996. Softbound, 1st edition. Much needed information for collectors of Japanese military edged weapons. 8 1/2 x 11", 160 pages. $25 3. Swords of Imperial Japan 1868 – 1945: Cyclopedia Edition by Jim Dawson. 2007. Hardbound, the most comprehensive treatment of the subject Japanese military edged weapons to date. : Excellent photographs, illustrations, detailed descriptions, charts, & time-lines. 8 ¾ x 11 ¼”, 448 pages in English. $100 4. Nihonto Swords of Japan a Visual Glossary, Zusetsu Nihonto Yogo Jiten by Kajihara Kotoken. 1989. Clothbound in 2 volumes with slipcases, 10 ½ x 14” each, 600 and 250 pages respectively. This set thoroughly illustrates, identifies, & explains all facets of Nihonto. It boasts a 49 page table of contents. The larger volume has the illustrations and text in Japanese, with titles in English. The smaller volume is a complete English translation. Condition is Excellent. $485 5. Arms and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan by Bottomley & Hopson. 1988. Hardbound with dust jacket. A well rounded presentation of all things Samurai, with color and black & white photos and text. 192 pages in English. $30. 6. The Hartman Collection of Japanese Metalwork published by Christie’s, 1976. Cloth bound. With each listing a short description in Japanese is included. Almost all of the 676 lots are sword furniture. Photos are black & white for iron and mostly color for kinko. 9 ¼ x 12 ¼”, 163 pages $50 7. Samurai Warfare Turnbull, Stephen 1997. 158p., printed double-column with sidebars on coated paper stock, b&w and color period images, diagrams, maps, 9.5x7.5 inch glossy color wraps. Price: $25.00 8. Samurai Warriors Turnbull Stephen 1988 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket. 9.5x7.5 inch. 160 pages i$ 25 9. Battles of the Samurai Turnbull Stephen 1987 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket. 9.5x7.5 inch. 125 pages $ 25 10. The 'Kinuko' Manuscript, detailing the ancestors of Hizen Tadayoshi 1598-1871. Translated by Roger J. Robertshaw. Newsletter vol. 41 no. 4, August 2009. Special Edition [ of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States ]. NP [ USA ]: Japanese Sword Society of the United States, 2009. First Edition Thus. Soft-cover 58pp. Magazine format, stapled illustrated wrappers, b&w illustrations. signed by the translator at the end of the introduction. Special issue of the newsletter of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States devoted to the facsimile reproduction and translation of the Kinuko Mss. Facsimile of the Japanese mss. text opposite English translation. The condition is excellent with minimal shelf wear. $25 11. The Code of the Samurai by Inazô Nitobé 2013, Hardcover 96 pages 7 5/8" x 10 1/2" Beautifully produced in traditional binding with cloth cover and string, and with a timeless design, this book includes the classic Inazo text with a new introduction. $25 12. The Japanese Sword by Kanzan Sato. 1983. Hardbound with dust jacket. A great beginner’s book, 210 pages in English. $20 13. The Book of the Sword Tom Buttweiler (Ten Monographs On Japanese Swords) 1979 Hardbound, 159 pages, Divided into 3 sections: Sword as History, Sword as Steel (practical aspects), and Sword as Art (including an article on tsuba by Dr. Homma). In a pocket inside the back cover are 3 foldouts, printed both sides, of “Oshigata of a few of the many fine swords found in western collections”. Edited by Randolph B. Caldwell. $20
  5. Great story, dreams do come true. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Ed
  6. Just to clear up a few inaccuracies in the listing: The founder of the school was the first generation Yasutsugu. He was born the son of the Suekoto sword smith Hironaga, c.1532. Hironaga was the last descendent of Yamato no Kuni Senjuin. Yasutsugu's entire family was involved in the sword making profession. His Grandfather Kanemasa, was a Mino sword smith. Shodai Yasutsugu passed away in 1621. Nidai Yasutsugu (Kan'ei 1624), was the son of Shodai Yasutsugu. Nidai Yasutsugu's works were the only other generation's works whose skill compared to, and or competed with the Shodai's. The Edo Sandai Yasutsugu (Kanbun 1661) was the son of the Nidai. He was active in the Kanbun period and his works resemble the first and second generations, though he was known for a fine Itame jitetsu and a flamboyant hamon. He was rated Josaku for skill by Fujishiro and Wazamono for sharpness in the book, Kokin Kaji Bikosen by, Yamada Asaumon Yoshichika. The Echizen Sandai Yasutsugu (Kanbun 1661) was the third son of the Shodai and younger brother of the Nidai. He was called Shirouemon and later Ichiuemon. His works resemble the first two generations, and his skill was said to be equal to that of the Edo Sandai. His works were rated Chujosaku by Fujishiro. The death of the Nidai or second generation Yasutsugu inadvertently caused a split of the school which resulted in the formation of two separate Branches, the Echizen and Edo Schools. When the Nidai died, his only legitimate heir, his son Umenosuke was a mere child. As a result, the third son of the Shodai and brother of the Nidai, named Shirouemon made a bid for the heirship. Through peaceful negotiation it was decided that there would be two third generation Yasutsugu successors. Umenosuke, son of the Nidai was to become the successor located permanently in Edo, while Shirouemon would become the third generation located in Echizen. Shirouemon was then known as Echizen Sandai and is classified separately.
  7. Ed

    Kiaken polished

    And who would have guessed!
  8. That makes more sense. I wondered what was "wrong" for it to have ended so cheaply. Turns out it ended, but the high bidder wasn't so lucky after all.
  9. This presents a good educational opportunity for all, two things of note: 1. The hada seen on this sword is NOT Ayasugi. It is Itame with Mokume as stated on the papers. 2. Jussi pointed this out, but I would reiterate this sword is papered to "Den" Gassan Chikanori, not directly to him.
  10. Mark, No offense, but this is a textbook example of why new collectors should study more and buy less until they can, at the very least not be fooled by such blatant fakes.
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