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Aikido Bokken White Oak
Aikido Bokken White Oak


 
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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.
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  • Made of high quality Japanese White Oak
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 18 Write a review.

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nice bokken April 5, 2018
Reviewer: Marc from Maine - United States  
Real nice almost white bokken, removed the varnish and wiped down with tung oil. That brought out the depth of the wood though it darkened a bit. Love the look and quality. Worth it in the long run you can get cheaper but it looks alot cheaper.

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Just like it should be March 29, 2018
Reviewer: Erik Hedvall from Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden  
Nice Bokken that is like it should be. Wood looks good, weight feels nice, shape and size perfect in my opinion.

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White Oak Aikido Bokken March 16, 2018
Reviewer: Deb from Oregon, United States  
The bokken is very nice. My fiancé was very pleased with it & was happy with how it feels & handles.
The international shipping was extremely fast. I was super shocked & very pleased with that.
I will definitely do business with this company again.

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January 27, 2018
Reviewer: Diana Rubanenko from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Israel  
I bought these for my son-in-law who is an Aikido practitioner, so I am not really qualified to write about the item itself. Your service is, however, outstanding!

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December 25, 2017
Reviewer: Piero Barbieri from Santa Vittoria d'Alba, CN Italy  


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