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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."
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 appearnace. It is available in Daito (Long), Chuto (Junior) and Shoto (Signle-handed) versions.
It is idela for use in the nihon Kendo no Kata, Aikido Aikiken practice and sogo bujutsu styles that require an authentic stlye bokuto.
What is Japanese Red 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.
*Due to the concerns for the health of our wooden workshop artisans, varnish will be replaced by wax for the finishing of all of wooden weapons.
Daito: 37 x 26mm
Chuto: 35 x 25mm
Shoto: 35 x 25mm
*Due to the nature of the material, weight is given indicatively and can be subject to variation.