1784 Japanese Samurai Katana Swords New Blade Shinto Bengi Natae Kamada 9v RARE

KAMADA, Natae

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An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of ‘New Blade.’ “Shintobengi” is a study on Japanese swords published in 1784 by Kamata Natae, a samurai and a sword researcher in the late Edo period. His work is renown among Japanese sword enthusiasts as one of the original works for swords that helped define what distinguished a new sword from an old sword. At the beginning of the book, “Sword theory,” he describes his ideas on the appraisal of swords and their differences with earlier periods. It describes the history of swordsmiths and connoisseurs at the end of the book.

 

This rare 1784 edition is written in a column handwritten format with furigana usage for easier reading. This edition contains excellent illustrations throughout of different blades masters as well as the ‘hamon,’ the pattern created along the edge of the blade in its finale quenching, often considered the most important part of the blade!

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1784 Japanese Samurai Katana Swords New Blade Shinto Bengi Natae Kamada 9v RARE

 

An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of ‘New Blade.’ “Shintobengi” is a study on Japanese swords published in 1784 by Kamata Natae, a samurai and a sword researcher in the late Edo period. His work is renown among Japanese sword enthusiasts as one of the original works for swords that helped define what distinguished a new sword from an old sword. At the beginning of the book, “Sword theory,” he describes his ideas on the appraisal of swords and their differences with earlier periods. It describes the history of swordsmiths and connoisseurs at the end of the book.

 

This rare 1784 edition is written in a column handwritten format with furigana usage for easier reading. This edition contains excellent illustrations throughout of different blades masters as well as the ‘hamon,’ the pattern created along the edge of the blade in its finale quenching, often considered the most important part of the blade!

 

Item number: #15339

Price: $950

 

KAMADA, Natae

 

Shinto Bengi (New Knife) (Keichō irai shintō bengi) (慶長以来新刀辨疑) (けいちょういらいしんとうべんぎ)

 

Edo: Fujiwara Gyomyō zōhan, Tenmei 4 [1784].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 9 volumes
  • Language: Japanese
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Size: ~10in X 7in (25.5cm x 18cm)
  • Rare and desirable

 

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Categories

Military & War

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

KAMADA, Natae

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete