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JAPANESE POLEARMS
R.M.Knutsen (1963)
This is the definitive English language book on Japanese polearms.  Historical material traces development and usage.  Knutsen goes into great detail on all know variants and koshirae. Additionally, the text surveys yanone and lists prominent swordsmiths known to have forged polearms.  Extensive illustrations: both line drawing and b&w plates; index, and glossary.
271 pages,  7 x 10" hardcover  $145
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150 JAPANESE POLEARM TERMS
W.M.Hawley
Defines the relevant terminology of Japanese polearm study.  Terms are listed alphabetically and written in both Romanji and Kanji.
27 pages, 8 x 11" spiral bound $15.00
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THE BOWS, ARROWS & QUIVERS OF ANCIENT JAPAN
W.M.Hawley
Surveys famous examples related to kyudo, and includes detail of original measurement and construction details.  This text was originally printed in 1800 as two volumes of the Shuko Jisshu encyclopedia edited by Matsudaira Sadanobu (1758 - 1829).  In addition, included are eleven woodblock prints of famous, contemporary figures and battles.
110 pg, 8 x 11" spiral bound $30.00

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JAPANESE SPEARS
Yasu Kizu
A brief, illustrated study with general information and the story of a famous yari.
12 pages, 5 x 8" soft cover $4.95

JAPANESE ARCHERY
B.Sherman
An abridged version of this text serves as the introduction to Bows, Arrows, & Quivers of Ancient Japan.  Describes the equipment and technique of kyudo, Japanese archery while citing the significance of the bow to samurai culture.
11 pages, 5 x 8" soft cover $4.95

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