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The Art of Japanese Sword Polishing by Setsuo Takaiwa

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Former Product Id: 03.090.15

The Art of Japanese Sword Polishing by Setsuo Takaiwa is the first book in English to help readers understand the Japanese sword. This book examines in great detail the polisher's techniques to refine and bring out a sword's final shape, color, and texture, using skills that often take up to ten years of apprenticeship to master. It illustrates the methods, materials, and tools used for this process. But the book's true aim is to enable the reader to fully appreciate the beauty of a well-crafted Japanese sword. As readers learn both how the sword polisher enhances the beauty of the blade and how he handles the problems of coaxing out its finest qualities through polishing techniques, they will come to a deeper understanding of the fine art of making the Japanese sword and will be able to purchase or collect swords with greater pleasure.
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