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    Blade Length: 32 1/4"
    Overall Length: 39 1/2"
    Material: Polypropylene
    Weight: 29.3 oz
    Handle: 7 1/4" 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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    A truly excellent trainer. Beats the hell out of any other material ive used in the past for full contact practice. There needs to be a bit more variety though *cough viking sword cough*.
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    I have many of the Cold Steel training swords and love them all. This is my LEAST favorite one and still gets 4 stars easily. My only complaints are that the fuller should extend much closer to the tip and guard to reduce weight in the blade. This trainer is very noticeably blade-heavy. That said it is still wonderful and builds great arm strength. I would like to see a few more types of single handed varieties even if only in pommel design as I find wheel pommels to be uncomfortable.
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    An excellent practice sword can stand up to anything I have thrown at it. The only problem is the balance is bless heavy which makes it a little difficult to use with a shield.
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    Tough as hell and nice for a waister, my only complaints is that the wheel pommel is a bit hard to hold and that the balance is very weight heavy.
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