Japanese sword

Is there someone who can direct me to a kind soul who can and will
answer a few thousand questions about Japanese sword/ sword
accessories? In particular items like the Kozuka blade retention…
blade thickness…gold inlay thickness/tools… Many thanks,

Bill in Vista

Hello William, I have done some work on Japanese swords, have a
moderate reference library on the subject, and may be able to answer
some of your questions. I can be reached by e-mail at

Jack Reisland
Reisland Conservation and Restoration