Full view of the white oak version of the iwama ryu bokken.
Close-up view of the white oak wood grain.
Rear view of the hiramine spine and blunt kissaki.
Top-down view of the hiramine spine.
Close-up of the rounded tsuka-gashira.
Side-on view of the tsuka-gashira.
Full view of the red oak iwama ryu bokken.
Full view of the white oak version of the iwama ryu bokken.
Close-up view of the white oak wood grain.
Rear view of the hiramine spine and blunt kissaki.
Top-down view of the hiramine spine.
Close-up of the rounded tsuka-gashira.
Side-on view of the tsuka-gashira.
Full view of the red oak iwama ryu bokken.

Iwama Ryu Bokuto

$67.89
Material

**Red Oak

We've been facing the significant shipping delay of Bokken and Bo/Jo items we've never experienced before due to the delivery delay from the workshop, which was caused by business closure of one of the biggest workshops in September last year we had relied on. The existing workshop taking over all the orders also have been experiencing the heaviest demands ever that honestly, I regret to tell you that they cannot ship the orders as scheduled at this moment.

I would be grateful if you would understand we need around 13 weeks to ship out the Bokken and Bo/Jo items.
Again, I'm terribly sorry for all the trouble caused and I really appreciate your kind forgiveness regarding this issue.

Designed specifically for Aikido practice, this Aikido Bokken is made of solid, one-piece Japanese red oak. This Bokken is favored by Iwama Style Aikido practitioners, the Aikido Bokken features a blunt point and slight Sori (curvature). It also comes with a thicker Tsuka (handle) which aids in developing strong grip ("Tenouchi") required for executing Aikido techniques. Made thicker for hard contact practice and Tanrenuchi exercise. Made with Japanese red oak.


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.


Features
Made of high quality Japanese Red Oak
All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
Made in Japan

Total length: 103cm (approx. 40.5")
Blade: 76cm
Handle: 27cm
Weight: Approx. 700 grams

**White Oak

Designed specifically for Aikido practice, this Aikido Bokken is made of solid, one-piece Japanese white oak. This Bokken is favored by Iwama Style Aikido practitioners, the Aikido Bokken features a blunt point and slight Sori (curvature). It also comes with a thicker Tsuka (handle) which aids in developing strong grip ("Tenouchi") required for executing Aikido techniques. Made thicker for hard contact practice and Tanrenuchi exercise. Made with Japanese white oak.


What is Japanese White Oak?

The White Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called 'Shirogashi', 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.
Shirogashi 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 Shirogashi has denser grains which also makes it slightly heavier and more preferable as material for Bokken.
Because of the durability and weight of Shirogashi, it's widely regarded as great material for making high quality Bokken.


Features
Made of high quality Japanese White Oak
All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
Made in Japan
Total length: 103cm (approx. 40.5")
Blade: 76cm
Handle: 27cm
Weight: Approx. 750 grams

Conçu spécifiquement pour la pratique de l'Aïkido, le Bokken d'Aïkido de Tozando est fait de chêne blanc japonais extrêmement solide. La forme originale de ce Bokken d'Aïkido vient du style de Bokken du style Iwama Ryu et l'artisan s'inspire donc directement de ce style pour la création de ce Bokken.

Longueur : 103 cm de long
Poids : approximativement 750-800 grammes
100 % chêne blanc japonais.
FAIT AU JAPON !