Full view of standard bokken in white oak.
Close-up of the back of the kissaki and upper mune.
Side-on view of the kissaki.
Full view of the shoto variation in white oak.
Full view of the red oak daito.
Full view of the red oak shoto.
Full view of the bokken in isu.
Close-up of the tsuka on the isu version of the bokken.
The isu shoto seen in full.
Close up of the isu shoto's tsuka.
View of the tsuka and flat tsuka-gashira.
Close-up of the kissaki on the isu shoto.
Full view of standard bokken in white oak.
Close-up of the back of the kissaki and upper mune.
Side-on view of the kissaki.
Full view of the shoto variation in white oak.
Full view of the red oak daito.
Full view of the red oak shoto.
Full view of the bokken in isu.
Close-up of the tsuka on the isu version of the bokken.
The isu shoto seen in full.
Close up of the isu shoto's tsuka.
View of the tsuka and flat tsuka-gashira.
Close-up of the kissaki on the isu shoto.

Standard Bokuto

$66.97
Material
Size

This Standard Bokuto is made of selected high quality Japanese woods like Akagashi (Red Oak), Shirakashi (White Oak) and Isu no Ki (Winter Hazel) - all sourced locally by the Aramaki workshop.

The bokuto features a flat spine and kashira for a simple and practical appearance. It is available in Daito (Long), Chuto (Junior) and Shoto (Signle-handed) versions.

It is ideal for use in the kihon Kendo no Kata, Aikido Aikiken practice and sogo bujutsu styles that require an authentic style bokuto.



Features

  • Made in Japan from locally sourced wood
  • Kenmine - beveled ridge opposite the cutting side
  • Rounded pommel
  • Daikissaki - elongate sword tip
  • Handcrafted by the expert artisans at the Aramaki workshop


Dimensions

Daito
Total Length: 101.5cm
Blade: 75.5cm
Handle: 26cm
Thickness: 37 x 26mm
Approximate weight*: 550-600g

Chuto
Total Length: 91cm
Blade: 68cm
Handle: 23cm
Thickness: 35 x 25mm
Approximate weight*: 390-460g

Shoto
Total Length: 54.5cm
Blade: 41cm
Handle: 13.5cm
Thickness: 35 x 25mm
Approximate weight*: 280g


*Due to the nature of the material, weight is given indicatively and can be subject to variation.

 

What is Japanese Oak?

The oak used for our Bokuto, Akagashi and Shirakashi, greatly differs from the woods used in bokuto made outside of Japan.  The structure of Japanese oak is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and impact strength.  Perfect for contact kata.

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Both Red Oak and Distylium (Isu) Bokuto are oil treated. White Oak, however, is completely untreated. For a 'how to' guide on waxing wooden weapons, please check out our walk-through video, "How to wax bokken."