Report Buying Shinken and importing to US questions. in General Nihonto Related Discussion Posted October 28, 2014 I was able to find the smith as well on several registries, his name is Kimura Kaoru so if anyone is familiar with this smith please post. If anyone has the book "The New Generation of Japanese Swordsmiths" do you know if he is in it? I've ordered the book but it won't be here till the weekend.Thanks again. He is not in the book, I'm afraid. Good book nonetheless.