This Bokken features a oval cross-section form from the Tsuka to the tip of the Bokken and a strong Sori (curvature), it is great for Suburi and Koryu kata practice. Made with Japanese White Oak.
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 Total length: 115cm (approx. 45") Blade: N/A Handle: N/A Weight: Approx. 1200 grams