Articles & Publications

By Paul Martin

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Translation and Adaptation by Paul Martin of theFacts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords by Nakahara Nobuo.

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Translation of the 2008 Dai Token
Ichi Catalogue

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Art of the Japanese Sword DVD

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Translation of the narration for the DVD produced by the All Japan Swordsmiths Association entitled: Katana- The Spirit and Ancient Techniques of the Japanese Sword. 

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Translation of the narration for the DVD produced by the Murakumokai. Interviews with
its eight members whilst they guide you through their workmanship.

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The section on swordmaking in The
All Japan Swordsmiths
Association’s Pictorial
Guide to Japanese Swords

shinasaki

The Shinsaku-Meitoten 2007

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translation: The information panels in the Japanese Sword
Museum in Tokyo.

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Translation: Ono Yoshimitsu’s World of Juka-Choji Catalogue

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Staff Writer and contributor for Tokyo Journal magazine

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Article published on
The Samurai Sword Shop
Blog in 2011

The Kusanagi no Tsurugi. Published in the Los Angeles
Cultural News.

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An early article written for Tokyo journal about the Buddhist deity Fudo-Myo-O (Acala).

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Yamaoka Tesshu was an
outstanding swordsman of the nineteenth century

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An Article entitled
The Intangible Sword

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An article on the famous Noma Dojo published in Kendo World Magazine

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Translations for Ginza Joho
Ginza Choshuya’s Sword Magazine

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The Japanese Sword Guide to Nyusatsu Kantei.
A handy pocket sized guide
Currently out of print.