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New Blades (Arami meizukushi) 新刃銘盡 (あらみめいずくし) by  Kanda HAKURYUSHI - 1721 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 11612)

New Blades (Arami meizukushi) 新刃銘盡 (あらみめいずくし)

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New Blades (Arami meizukushi) 新刃銘盡 (あらみめいずくし)


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1721 Japanese Sword Katana Arami Meizukushi Illustrated Handwritten New Blades

An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of 'New Blades.' This collection is the stamping of amateur warriors' blades and polishers throughout the Edo period and is equivalent to the sword of the Meiji era and later called "modern sword.". It follows up on the older collections of blade writings which summarized the accumulated knowledge of amateur warriors' blades and polishers throughout the Muromachi period. After the battle of Sekigahara in Keicho 4 (AD 1599), the Tokugawa shogunate opened and war ended, demand and production methods for swords changed, and later works came to be called "new swords." This 'New Blades' book includes information on large and small swords, knives, tools for forgings, polishing, and repairing, as well as stamps of sword makers and the illustrious line patterns between the edge and spine called the Hamon.

This rare 1721 edition is written in a column handwritten format with furigana usage for easier reading. This edition contains excellent illustrations of different blades throughout!

Item number: #11612

Price: $750


New Blades (Arami meizukushi) 新刃銘盡(あらみめいずくし)

[Japan]: Kyoho 6 [1721].


· Collation: Complete with all pages; 5 volumes

· References: Iwanami, Kokusho So Mokuroku 86771;

· Language: Japanese

· Binding: Softcover; tight & secure

· Size: ~10in X 7in (25.5cm x 17.5cm)

· Very rare and desirable

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New Blades (Arami meizukushi) 新刃銘盡 (あらみめいずくし)
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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]

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