Full view of the deluxe bokken in white oak.
Close-up of the white oak tsuka and tsuka-gashira.
View of the deluxe bokken's dai-kissaki.
Alternative angle view of the whole white oak daito.
View of the white oak daito's tsuba ridge.
Side view of the bokken's sori.
Straight view of the deluxe bokken's kenmine ridge.
Close-up of the red oak daito's daik-kissaki.
View of the full red oak daito shoring the hanmaru tsuka-gashira.
Top down view of the kenmine ridge and tsuka, red oak version.
Full view of the red oak deluxe bokken's tsuka.
Close-up of the red oak wood grain.
Full view of the shoto in red oak.
View of the red oak shoto's hanmaru tsuka-gashira.
Full view of the deluxe bokken in isu.
Close-up of the isu version's tsuka.
The dai-kissaki of the isu bokken.
Full view of the isu version shoto.
Deluxe Bokuto
Deluxe Bokuto
Full view of the deluxe bokken in white oak.
Close-up of the white oak tsuka and tsuka-gashira.
View of the deluxe bokken's dai-kissaki.
Alternative angle view of the whole white oak daito.
View of the white oak daito's tsuba ridge.
Side view of the bokken's sori.
Straight view of the deluxe bokken's kenmine ridge.
Close-up of the red oak daito's daik-kissaki.
View of the full red oak daito shoring the hanmaru tsuka-gashira.
Top down view of the kenmine ridge and tsuka, red oak version.
Full view of the red oak deluxe bokken's tsuka.
Close-up of the red oak wood grain.
Full view of the shoto in red oak.
View of the red oak shoto's hanmaru tsuka-gashira.
Full view of the deluxe bokken in isu.
Close-up of the isu version's tsuka.
The dai-kissaki of the isu bokken.
Full view of the isu version shoto.
Deluxe Bokuto
Deluxe Bokuto

Deluxe Bokuto

$49.54
Material
Size
**Red Oak

**Shoto
Made of selected high-quality Japanese red oak. All handmade. Available in 54.5 cm. Chevroned spine. Made in Japan

**Chuto
Made of selected high-quality Japanese red oak. All handmade. Available in 91 cm. Chevroned spine. Made in Japan

**Daito
This Deluxe Red Oak Bokken is made of selected high quality Japanese Red Oak (Akagashi) and features a curved spine and rounded butt for a more realistic shinken feeling when training. Available in Long, Middle and Short versions.
This long model is recommended for Aikido and Koryu pracitioner for suburi and general paired contact kata practice.

What is Japanese Red Oak?

The Red Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called 'Akagashi', greatly differs from the Red Oak Wood referred to when speaking about North American Bokken.
While the North American Oak and Japanese Oak are related, the Japanese Oak tree is evergreen, due to this it does not have a conspicuous open grain like the American White and Red Oak.
The open grain structure, of the American Oak wood produces soft areas which are more prone to impact damage.
Akagashi on the other hand has a structure that is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and has better impact strength than American Oaks.
Nowadays Akagashi is a quite rare and expensive even in Japan, and is mostly used for making high quality Bokken.

**White Oak(Shoto Chuto Daito)

This Deluxe White Oak Bokken is made of selected high quality Japanese White Oak (Shirakashi).
To stay close to a real sword shape, it features a ridged spine called Kenmine (literally "sword ridge"), and rounded handle butt.

This bokken is made is one of the most reputed workshop in all Japan, in MiyakonojŁEE, at the heart of bokken crafting in Kyūshū.

What is Japanese White Oak?
The White Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called 'S"agashi', greatly differs from the White Oak Wood referred to when speaking about North American Bokken.
While the North American Oak and Japanese Oak are related, the Japanese White Oak tree is evergreen, due to this it does not have a conspicuous open grain like the American White and Red Oak.
The open grain structure, of the American Oak wood produces soft areas which are more prone to impact damage.
Shiragashi on the other hand has a structure that is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and has better impact strength than American Oaks.
Compared to Akagashi the Shiragashi has denser grains which also makes it slightly heavier and more preferable as material for Bokken.
Because of the durability and weight of Shiragashi, it's widely regarded as great material for making high quality Bokken.


Features
Made of selected high quality Japanese white oak
"Kenmine" sword-like ridge spine
Rounded pommel
Varnished finish
All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
Made in Japan

Dimension
Long (Daito)
Medium (Chuto)
Short (Shoto)
Length (cm)
101.5
91
54.5
Blade (cm)
75.5 68
41
Handle (cm)
26
23
13.5
Handle section (mm)
37x26 35x25
35x25
Approximate weight*
550-600 390-460
280
*Due to the nature of the material, weight is given indicatively and can be subject to variation.


**Isu
This Deluxe Isu Bokken is made of selected high quality Isu wood which grows in southern Japan and features a ridged spine and rounded butt for a more realistic Shinken feeling when training.
This short model is recommended for Koryu Kodachi practice or Jiujutsu sword take away katas.


What is Isu?

Isu wood comes from a tree that is officially called " ki".
Isu no Ki produces a exotic hardwood which can be split into Isu and Sunuke wood and can mainly be found south of Kyushu islands.
This wood is characterized by the fine grains and the warm and charming coloration, which ranges from a light creamy color to the dark chocolate color of Sunuke, gives it a feeling of exquisiteness. Isu is a hard l'a

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