Our Hawley library features titles from the late WM Hawley library. Many of these titles were compiled and written by Hawley himself, they are a great asset to sword collectors and those interested in feudal Japan.
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Over 1100 sword related terms defined with Kanji and Romanji. Alphabetized section, and subject cross reference section. Listing of over 400 named swords. Available in softcover only.
Terminology relative to Japanese polearms, listed alphabetically. Written in Romanji and Kanji. Accented with woodblock illustrations gleaned from old manuscripts and volumes in the Hawley Library.
A compilation from the old filing card files of Willis M. Hawley. Terminology is arranged both by subject and alphabetically. Romanization and kanji. Types of fittings for blades and variations of those parts. Woodblock illustrations for many items.
Terminology relative to Japanese armour, listed alphabtically. Written in Romanji and Kanji. Accented with woodblock illustrations gleaned from old manuscripts and volumes in the Hawley Library. Available in softcover only.
Twelve pages covering the history and characteristics of the Aoe smiths. Includes a story of the Aoe blade"Nikkari-Aoe". Softcover.
63 woodblock prints of the many generals and personages of the 16th century. Done by the famous print artist, Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, 1855 to 1884.
An excellent little volume on many aspects of kyudo. Its eleven pages describe the make-up, dimensions, execution and significance of the Japanese bow and arrow. Softcover.
Fourteen pages of text and illustration outlining the characteristics and history of the swordsmiths of this period.
Ten pages covering the effects of the Civil Wars of the late 1500's on blade production and blade quality. Illustrations of early Koto blades by comparison. Softcover.
This book is from an appraiser's manuscript of about 1550. An Oshigata of 80 smiths. Additional references. The inclusion of so many great names indicates that the appraiser was prominent in his field, and would have been consulted as to the validity of important swords. He may possibly have been a Honmi living between 1550 and 1600.
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