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Japanese swords and weapons of the thirty most glorious samurai



A great specialist in Japanese swords, Paul Martin invites us to discover the weapons and armor associated with thirty of the most illustrious Japanese warriors. The peculiarity of this refined work is the presence of four-door openings that allow you to admire some prestigious blades in real size. The volume takes us on a fascinating journey to discover the culture of the samurai, of which the sword is the weapon par excellence. However, there is no shortage of spears, halberds, armor and various accoutrements. All enthusiasts, including the most demanding collectors, will find a useful guide to understanding these themes in all their facets. The book, contained in an elegant box set, is embellished with a final analysis dedicated to the technique, terminology and evolution of weapons and armor, as well as the main traditions of sword forging.

Reasons of interest:

  • An invitation to enter the magical world of samurai weapons Japanese, true works of art.
  • Texts edited by a great expert and a rich selection of images to explore the exquisite art of the Japanese sword.
  • An elegant volume, unmissable for fans of Japanese swords.

  • Format: box set 25.5 × 25.5 cm
  • 232 pages
  • 4 color printing
  • Paperback with flaps and dust jacket with four-panel openings
  • ISBN 9782889751525

Paul Martin, a world-renowned scholar of Japanese swords, takes us on a discovery of samurai culture through the examination of precious weapons and armor belonging to thirty of Japan's most famous warriors, many of which are classified as Important Cultural Assets or National Treasures and therefore rarely visible to the public.
The book covers the entire span of the development of the samurai class, from the 10th to the 19th century, and offers a compelling journey into the mind and aesthetic sensitivity of the legendary bushi through a sumptuous iconographic apparatus with art images, exclusive photographs and life-size reproductions natural of some of the most prestigious swords. An unmissable work for all the most expert enthusiasts and collectors, but also for those approaching this fascinating theme for the first time.

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