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Aikido Bokken White Oak
Aikido Bokken White Oak

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Our Price: $68.20

Product Code: 012-285

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Designed specifically for Aikido practice, this Aikido Bokken is made of solid, one-piece Japanese white oak. This Bokken is favored by Iwama Style Aikido practitioners, the Aikido Bokken features a blunt point and slight Sori (curvature). It also comes with a thicker Tsuka (handle) which aids in developing strong grip ("Tenouchi") required for executing Aikido techniques. Made thicker for hard contact practice and Tanrenuchi exercise. Made with Japanese white oak.

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: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 16 Write a review.

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White Oak Aikido Bokken March 16, 2018
Reviewer: Deb from Oregon, United States  
The bokken is very nice. My fiancé was very pleased with it & was happy with how it feels & handles.
The international shipping was extremely fast. I was super shocked & very pleased with that.
I will definitely do business with this company again.

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January 27, 2018
Reviewer: Diana Rubanenko from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Israel  
I bought these for my son-in-law who is an Aikido practitioner, so I am not really qualified to write about the item itself. Your service is, however, outstanding!

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December 25, 2017
Reviewer: Piero Barbieri from Santa Vittoria d'Alba, CN Italy  

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A PERFECT GIFT! November 8, 2017
Reviewer: GS from Italy  
I have purchased this bokken for my boyfriend as a Xmas present and I am sure he will be delighted! Beautiful, perfectly balanced, you can see it is an extremely high-quality weapon, fit for an advanced aikidoka seeking a replacement for his first (but now too old) bokken.  I requested the name to be engraved on the blade and (even though the procedure on the website  was a bit frustrating) I must say it was really worth it: the laser burn is astonishingly well done, making the bokken absolutely unique! I placed the order on 27th Oct and received it here in Italy on 6th November, so extra thanks for the lighting-swift service Tozando: keep up the good work!

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bokken September 2, 2017
Reviewer: Carles Ribera Berenguer from Barcelona, Barcelona Spain  

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