Seller: gdme (7,814) 100% , Location: Raymore, Missouri, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401327252597 JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS THE HISTORY OF KYOTO AND KENJO TSUBA JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS-THE HISTORY OF KYOTO AND PRESENTATION TSUBA, 2017 by Gary Murtha. A 84 page (69 color pages), laminated, soft cover book with 61 color photos of over 40 different tsuba with relevant information. The first book ever done on presentation sword guards. The book also contains a history of the city of Kyoto as well as, signature kanji, province kanji, information on tsuba shapes, comprehensive glossary with kanji, and a list and background info. on all emperors. This is a must addition to any serious collector's library. Due to the amount of color photos and illustrations, this will only be offered as a print book.