Lethal Elegance: The Art of Samurai Sword Fittings

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As the soul of the samurai, the sword is famously both the symbol and instrument of Japanese military prowess. Less known, at least in the west, is its role as a fashion accessory or status symbol. More than the weapon itself, it was the sword's metal fittings--from the hand guard to the small decorative plates on the hilt--that reflected the complexities of samurai life. Some fittings were meant to convey the honor and self-control expected of a samurai, while other, more flamboyant fittings reflected the samurai's leisure ...

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Lethal Elegance: The Art of Samurai Sword Fittings
2011, MFA Publications

ISBN-13: 9780878467754

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