This is a complete set (four volumes) of one of the standard reference books that collectors refer to as “Fujishiro’s”. These books are a must have for all sword students when identifying a sword smith or studying his history. It is a listing of about 5,000 smiths with their comparative ranking and a description of their work along with oshigata of their signatures. The Japanese edition is in two volumes, one on Koto smiths and the other on Shinto smiths. The two books in English translate the Japanese text and are cross referenced by page number. It is also in two volumes, one on Koto and the other on Shinto smiths. This important set is long out of print and almost impossible to obtain. I have only one set of these books at this time. . THIS SET IS IN AS CLOSE TO NEW CONDITION AS YOU WILL FIND. They have hardly ever been opened. The only markings I can find are where the former owner wrote the page numbers in English (IN PENCIL) in the two Japanese volumes.
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