First published in 1913, this book contains a fascinating treatise on Japanese swords, in particular the 'katana', 'wakizashi', and 'tachi'. It includes interesting historical information, detailed descriptions, a discussion of notable sword smiths and warriors, details on manufacture, and much more. "Japanese Swords" is highly recommended for those with an interest in Japanese history and culture, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on fencing.