Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > New book on Japanese swords by R. Benson and D. Brockbank Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Gabriel Lebec
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: NY, NY
Joined: 02 Oct 2003
Reading list: 32 books

Posts: 419

PostPosted: Fri 15 Jun, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: New book on Japanese swords by R. Benson and D. Brockbank         Reply with quote

Hello all,

Robert Benson and Darcy Brockbank, both well-known American students and dealers of Japanese swords (Mr. Benson is an acclaimed polisher), have recently completed their first book in a planned series: Japanese Swords of the Bizen Tradition: Swords in North American Collections: Volume 1. You can read the details at http://www.nihonto.ca/bizen-to.

The Bizen tradition is one of the oldest, most influential, and most visually spectacular of the schools of Japanese sword smithing. The blades featured in this book are mostly rated at the highest levels by the N.B.T.H.K., and the photography was done by Mr. Brockbank whose skill at capturing subtle details rivals experienced professionals in this field.

I'm pointing out this specific release and waxing rhetoric without having seen the book itself for a couple of reasons: Mr. Brockbank's essays on individual swords on his dealer page are beyond informative (go see for yourself at http://www.nihonto.ca), and I'd love to see Mr. Benson and Mr. Brockbank get the support necessary to complete their series.

I recently ordered my own copy and I'll post my impressions when it comes, but as one of myArmoury's few nihonto advocates I hoped that some of you might find this of interest Big Grin.


Book main page: http://www.nihonto.ca/bizen-to/
Mr. Robert Benson's website: http://www.bushidojapaneseswords.com/
Mr. Darcy Brockbank's site: http://www.nihonto.ca/

Cheers,
GLL
View user's profile Send private message
Nathan Robinson
myArmoury Admin


myArmoury Admin

PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug, 2007 12:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Did you ever receive this book? I want to buy a copy but would like to read any thoughts from current owners.

I just found This Review.

Cheers.

.:. Visit my Collection Gallery :: View my Reading List :: View my Wish List :: See Pages I Like :: Find me on Facebook .:.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > New book on Japanese swords by R. Benson and D. Brockbank
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum