For those looking for a non-slip grip on their Bokken, we are proud to be able to introduce you this bokken whose handle is securely wrapped with the genuine cowhide leather.
This leather grip is designed and treated exclusively for this unique bokken and the Tsuka end features a original treatment to avoid leather wrapping from loosening.
The Leather Grip Suburi Isu Bokken features a wider and heavier blade, made for strengthening Suburi training. This model is available in Isu and Red oak.
What is Isu?
Isu wood comes from a tree that is officially called "Isu no ki".
Isu no Ki produces a exotic hardwood which can be split into Isu and Sunuke wood and can mainly be found south of Kyushu islands.
This wood is characterized by the fine grains and the warm and charming coloration, which ranges from a light creamy color to the dark chocolate color of Sunuke, gives it a feeling of exquisiteness. Isu is a hard wood, however, due to it's nature as a young wood, it's more prone to dents and damage due to impact, which is why it's not recommended for intense contact practice.
In the last few years, this material has become more and more rare, especially Sunuke which is extremely heavy and hard, and is mostly used to make high quality Bokken. Since it is both relatively hard and heavy, a lot of practitioners use Bokken made of this material for Kata practice in Japan.
Made of selected high quality Isu All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen Made in Japan Comes with a Black Colored Genuine Cowhide Leather Grip Total length: 112cm (approx. 44") Blade: 79.5cm Handle: 32.5cm Weight: Approx. 900 grams