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.
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.
Made of Japanese Red Oak Made in Japan Beautiful Dragon Laser Engraving
Total length: 101.5cm (approx. 40") Blade: 75.5cm Handle: 26cm Weight: Approx. 480 grams