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BOKKEN

BOKKEN

SKU# 92BK
    Your Price $38.99
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    BOKKEN

    Specifications:
    Blade Length: 30"
    Overall Length: 41 1/2" 30"
    Material: Polypropylene 30"
    Weight: 19.9 oz 30"
    Handle: 11 1/2" Long

    Hundreds of years ago, the Japanese discovered a simple truth; that to become a good swordsman you'll have to practice, a great deal. To become a great swordsman you’ll have to practice with a "live blade". And during the period between "good" and "great", you should spend your time building your skills and confidence enough to wield a razor sharp Katana safely and effectively.

    To accomplish this, the Japanese relied on a simple wooden sword called a "bokken" for much of their training. It was made from the super tough wood of the Japanese White Oak, a wood they called Kashi. The swords produced from this wood had the advantage of replicating the size, weight and feel of a steel sword, while minimizing the possibility of causing grievous or permanent injury to those who used it.

    Authentic Kashi wood Bokkens are still used today, but are becoming quite costly. They also have the disadvantages, being made of wood, that they may rot, crack split or splinter. Cold Steel's solution to these dilemmas was to design a synthetic substitute, low in price and impervious to the elements.

    Our Bokken and our new Wakazashi Bokken are made of the heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate a real Katana and Wakazashi in length, size, weight and feel. While they're not quite as rigid as wood, they have the advantages of being virtually unbreakable and remarkably stiff and cut resistant.

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    I have never owned anything by cold steel except this Bokken. I am a big fan of how sturdy and durable this thing is and enjoy using it in sparring. The only reason i give it 4 stars, is that the guard is obviously in more danger of breaking and will likely do so. If cold steel would make replacement guards and such or if they do already, tell where to find them they would definitely get 5 stars from me.
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    This is a great trainer and has held up very well against extensive sparing. However the cross guard is broke after the second time it was used. The sword is strong, but the cross guard is a cheep plastic and broke. It is lighter and faster than my broad sword trainer but the handle can be a little slippery. But all in all not a bad trainer.
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    First bokken I've had and it was a great choice
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    This bokken gave me everything I needed in a training sword. I have had mine for 4 years now, and I have been through 3 other wood bokken that were supposedly 'unbreakable'. I do a lot of my training in secluded wooded areas, and petrified wood can be a worthy opponent. This bokken stands up to that and the most intense sparring sessions. Five star rating most definitely.
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    My brother in law has a more tradtional wooden bokken and I have sparred using it before ao I couldnt help but notice several differences. For starters the tradtional bokken felt a lot clunkier in my hands when swining it also seemed to have a more blade heavy design so,the recovery was slower and then ofcourse there is the destructablity my cs bokken broke my brothers within about 20 minutes of serious sparring. I love every aspect of this bokken thank you cold steel.
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