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Standard Grooved Bokken Red Oak
Standard Grooved Bokken Red Oak

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Our Price: $43.20

Product Code: 012-121

This Standard Grooved Red Oak Bokken is made of quality Japanese Red Oak (Akagashi) and features a groove for great feedback when swinging your Bokken. Comes with a flat spine and urethane coating.

What is Japanese Red Oak?

The Red Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called 'Akagashi', 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.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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Grooved daito bokken May 19, 2016
Reviewer: Ian Schofield from Llandudno, Conwy United Kingdom  
Excellent bokken.  Well balanced and fits nicely in the hands.

Ordered custom engraving, beautiful.

Very fast, ordered Friday, delivered Wednesday. A very satisfied customer.

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Awesome bokuto! December 16, 2015
Reviewer: Franco Mattioda from Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina  
It's got a great weight and balance! (even sensei recognized it). And the bohi gives you a nice "swooshh!" on every cut so it works great for Iaido besides the kendo kata, it almost feels like a lightsaber! lol

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent quality August 29, 2015
Reviewer: Al from Brooklyn, New York United States  
Fast delivery and excellent quality well balanced solid red oak bokken .  The deep groove does provide great feedback with every swing.  Thank you Tozando.

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