This collective of Japanese Bijutsu includes KODOGU of Robert E. Haynes & Elliott D. Long.
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NOTE: All sword fittings (excluding Tsuba) have 'RANK'.
The MENUKI have first (1st) rank.
The KOGAI have second (2nd) rank.
The KOTZUKA have third (3rd) rank.
The FUCHI KASHIRA have fourth (4th) rank.
Fine KOROMONO Sets.
Fine KOSHIRAE available.
Read about GOTO Honke, and GOTO RYU.
In English, there is an article by Alexander G. Mosle in the 'Transactions of the Japan Society of London', Vol. VIII, pg. 188, titled "The Sword Ornaments of the GOTOSHIROBEI FAMILY." Though this article is the prime source in this language, it has not given biographical detail nor has he gone into the details of technique by which the various masters could be discriminated from one another. Mr. Mosle used Kuwabara as his source and judge for obtaining information for this article and what it does say is trustworthy as far as it goes.
GLOSSARY of TERMS
- Sword Gallery - Tsuba Collective