Origins of a Book: Japanese Swords with Nic Jenzen-Jones & Stephen Weese

Nic Jenzen-Jones and Stephen Weese talk today about some of the background of Headstamp Publications’ newest book, “SWORDS OF THE EMPEROR: A Guide to the Identification of Imperial Japanese Swords, 1873 – 1945”. Nic and Stephen were both contributors and editors to the work.

Discounted preorder for “Swords of the Emperor” still available!


  1. This has been an interesting conversation about a worthy books. I think it is worth adding that this is a volume that comes out of the U.S., reflecting American history and curiosity. Japanese interest and taste in this topic may take a while to develop. It will certainly be interesting to see how it is treated in Japan.

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