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- ISBN: 9784770031303 | 4770031300
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 9/1/2010
This is not the type of sword book with endless lists of smiths and schools. It is a book designed to bring readers fundamental information to enable them to assess the veracity and quality of a blade.For this reason, the book provides very practical information on how to obtain a "healthy" blade, identify a fake or problematic blade, and how to assess the quality and value of a blade being considered for purchase.