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Aikido Bokken White Oak

Aikido Bokken White Oak

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Product Code: 515-285

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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: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 28 Write a review.

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1 of 5 Unsure as they have not yet arrived. May 29, 2020
Reviewer: Antonio Miranda from Summer Hill, NSW Australia  

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5 of 5 Beautifully sculpted and balanced! May 3, 2020
Reviewer: Karma Lhundup from Portland, Oregon United States  
I have never seen this level of quality, the heft is significant but it is still light and balanced. The feel of the wood is silky smooth, the color is slightly towards grey. It is very impressive!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent Shiragashi Bokuto September 7, 2019
Reviewer: Ferdinand Tjakrawinata from Monterey Park, California United States  
I just used my new Bokuto for Aikido and Iaido practice: the White Oak wood held magnificently against impacts from other wooden swords.

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5 of 5 June 16, 2019
Reviewer: Sandra Zirbus from Amorbach, Bavaria Germany  

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Quality April 29, 2019
Reviewer: Christopher McIntire from Bismarck, North Dakota United States  
Bokken arrived in reasonable time, within 10 days on an international order.  White Oak bokken arrived with no wood knot defects or inherent weakness to the sword.  The weight was a nice addition and what I was hoping for, solid weight to build wrist muscles and hand.  Bokken had standard dimensions.  Finish was excellent as is, no stain or additional poly needed.  Bokken is marked lightly on bottom.  Could not have asked for a better bokken.  Very happy with purchase.  Would recommend Tozando on their product being what they say it is and on timely shipping delivery.  Top company with a top product at a reasonable price, not many of those companies left, thank you Tozando.

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