- 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 Green Oak tree, 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.
- Cold Steel’s Bokken is 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.
- Weight: 17.7 oz
- Blade Thickness: 1″
- Blade Length: 30″
- Handle Length: 11 1/2″
- Material: Polypropylene
- Overall Length: 41 1/2″
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