Hawley's Japanese Swordsmiths, by W.M. Hawley

In celebration of the centenary of Willis M. Hawley: Orientalist, Collector, Author 1896-1987, the Library of W.M. Hawley presents this edited Commemorative Edition.

Limited Issue 2-Volume boxed set, 1050 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 softcover.

A compilation of over 30,000 Japanese Swordsmiths' names - where and when they worked and how they signed, Kanji and Romanization of names and signatures, with a relative value rating of their work.

Also includes:

  • A quick reference section on terminology
  • File marks
  • Temperlines
  • Tang shapes
  • The Kanji of inscriptions
  • Provinces
  • Honorary titles
  • Year names
  • Map of schools
  • Goban Kaji secret signs

Volume I: A-N
Volume II: N-Z
1050 pages in two volumes.
ISBN: 0-910704-90-2