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Red Oak Bokken with Wooden Saya

Red Oak Bokken with Wooden Saya

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Our Price: $227.30

Availability: Approximate production time: 1 month
Product Code: 013-BKB1RD


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This is a Bokken made with Japanese Red Oak with a high quality wooden Saya meant for Iaito practice.
The Bokken length can be customized from 2.35-2.55 Shaku and the Tsuba is made with Water buffalo leather. Also the Koiguchi and the Kojiri of the Saya is reinforced with copper fittings.

This product is suitable for both Iai and Kenjutsu practice. Great for Iaido beginners as well as for those who practice Kumiiai or Kumitachi.

What is Japanese Red Oak?

The Red Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called 'Akagashi', greatly differs from the Red Oak Wood referred to when speaking about North American Bokken.
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 high quality Japanese Red Oak
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan
    Tsuba made with Water buffalo leather
  • Comes with Wooden Saya
    The koiguchi and kojiri of the Saya are reinforced with copper plates

  • Total length: 109cm (At 2.40 Shaku)
  • Blade: 2.35-2.55 Shaku
  • Handle: 26.5cm
  • Weight: Approx. 740 grams (at 2.40 Shaku, Bokken: 540g, Saya: 200g)

Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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Meh June 26, 2018
Reviewer: Jon Andresen from United States  
This is an interesting product. Seems like probably akakashi but workmanship is subpar compared to other bokuto I've gotten from shops in Miyakonojo. Very light weight at 464 g. The saya only adds 170 grams so it is made of some flimsy wood. This bokuto is not for kumitachi. It is narrow and slight compared to standard bokoto so it would be at a big disadvantage. Tip rotational inertia is super light and surely the bohi weakens the structure. Finish is varnished, which is a personal dislike. Price is high, and that's ok if good product and if craftsmen are fairly compensated. Product is mediocre so maybe too expensive. For kumitachi probably better off with standard bokuto and a plastic saya plus detachable tsuba.

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red oak bokken with wooden saya May 11, 2017
Reviewer: Dennis Tiong Leong Tang from Singapore, Singapore Singapore  
fast delivery, good product. weight is well balanced, though the closure tends to get a little stuck (probably from excess paint) so in order to have a smooth slide, i have to apply talcum powder on the blade from time to time.

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