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Sasaki Kojiro Suburi Bokken White Oak

Sasaki Kojiro Suburi Bokken White Oak

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The Sasaki Kojiro Suburi Bokken is designed after the famous long sword used by Sasaki Kojiro known for being Miyamoto Musashi's long time rival. Although he was defeated by Musashi in their legendary duel on Ganryu Island, his skill was highly respected and his technique "Tsubame-gaeshi" using his extra long sword became one of the most well known Kenjutsu techniques. Our Sasaki Kojiro Bokken features a extra long and heavy blade. Made with Japanese White Oak, comes with urethane coating. A variety of wood selections and finishes are available upon request.

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

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

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 June 8, 2018
Reviewer: Jugo no Bujinkan from Girona, Girona Spain  
Excellent length and weight

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5 of 5 Great to buy from May 7, 2018
Reviewer: Kevin Dougherty from Dunedin, South Island New Zealand  
So easy to purchase online. We are very happy with the products and the speedy delivery.
Would be happy to recommend to other customers.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 an excellent O-katana-like Bokken August 7, 2017
Reviewer: Antoine from France  
I have been looking for a longer bokken to practice Kata and Suburi alike. I'm blade i found this bokken as it longer than a bokken, but not to much to become a problem to train with. It make sa nice extra-sized Suburito

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Beautiful Bokken July 22, 2016
Reviewer: Tongsen Su from Wellington, Wellington New Zealand  
I was looking for a longer bokken to use for the sword style I am learning and was lucky to have bought this one. This bokken is heavy and slightly bigger than normal but it feels balanced and good for doing suburi and kata. The quality of this wood work is perfect and is highly recommended for people who want to use a longer bokken.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent Woodwork January 26, 2016
Reviewer: R. Agor from Davao City, Davao, Philippines  
The first thing you'll notice on this Bokken is the length. It's pretty darn long. About 4'2". I would suggest using this bokken in an open space, like the backyard or on a rooftop, unless you like changing smashed lightbulbs. Aso, if you want a bag for this one, I suggest making it yourself, or you can get a bag that could fit a Jo staff here in Tozando.

The weight of the bokken is distributed closer to the hilt, and is heavy, which really makes it perfect for suburi. If you're new to Kendo, using this for suburi would definitely slow you down. I suggest you focus more on your form rather than the speed when you do. Very easy to develop bad habits with this if you're not careful.

As for the looks, it's really nicely made and it's exactly as described. I've owned a bokken made from a local wood called "kamagong", a type of ironwood. Compared to that one, this one's craftsmanship is definitely better. You can see and feel the effort put into every inch of this beautiful piece.

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