Laser Engraved Red Oak Bokken "DRAGON"
This Laser Engraved Red Oak Bokken is made of selected high quality Japanese Red Oak (Akagashi) comes with a beautiful laser engraving of a dragon with the Japanese kanji for "Ryujin" which means "Dragon Lord".
It also features a curved spine and rounded butt for more a more realistic shinken feeling when training.
Since this is a special order item, please note that it will take at minimum 2 weeks to ship.
What is Japanese Red Oak?
The Red Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called '
', 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.
Total length: 101.5cm (approx. 40")
Weight: Approx. 480 grams
Made of Japanese Red Oak
Made in Japan
Beautiful Dragon Laser Engraving
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