The Gokaden Five schools of Japanese Swordsmiths W M Hawley & Tasu Kizu
This title covers the five main smithing schools of Bizen, Mino, Soshu, Yamashiro, and Yamato. It describes the methods used according to each school. The name "Gokaden" was given to these five by a blade judging official of the Tokugawa Era, Houani.
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