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Sunuke Deluxe Bokken


 
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Product Code: 013-BKH9SS-[X]


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This Deluxe Sunuke Bokken is made of high quality dense and hard Sunuke wood. A Bokken made of Sunuke wood is approximately 20% heavier than standard White Oak Bokken.

This deluxe model features a ridged spine and rounded butt for more realistic Shinken feeling when training.

Made in one of the most reputed bokken workshop in Japan, in Miyakonojo, Kyushu region.

Available in Long, Middle and Short versions.

This Long model is recommended for Suburi and general Kata practice.

What is Sunuke?

Sunuke wood comes from a tree that is officially called "Isu no ki" or the Japanese Isu tree.
Only the wood that comes from trees that are 250-400 years old is called 'Sunuke'. Therefore, although a great deal of care and attention goes into their production, it is naturally not possible for all Sunuke Bokken to be exempt from small imperfections. In Japan these ‘imperfections’ are generally considered to be a sign that the Bokken is indeed the genuine article, and therefore are preferred by some over Bokken which are without marks.
While the Isu wood which comes from the younger trees, is known for it's beautiful color gradation, Sunuke is know for it's dark, Chocolate-like color which gives it a charm of it's own.
In terms of hardness and weight, it could be said to be one of, if not the best materials available in Japan. However, because of it's hardness, it does not have much flexibility which makes it unsuitable for sparring and contact training.
The older the tree is, the more expensive the Sunuke wood becomes, and in the last few years, this material has become quite rare, it's said that maybe we will not be able get our hands at Bokken made out of this material in a not too far off future.

Features
  • Made of selected high quality Sunuke wood
  • "Kenmine" sword-like ridged spine
  • Rounded handle butt
  • Oil polishing finish (no varnish used)
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan

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New to me bokken June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Hector Chavez from Corpus christi, Texas United States  
I hadn't ever tried a Sunuke style weapon and then I overheard my Sensei discussing it with others and how elegant that style of wood was for a weapon so I found these on this site and ordered.
   BEAUTIFUL items. They were definitely elegant. They arrived a day before a big three day seminar so it was the perfect chance to break them in. They were great. I can see I need to get use to the extra weight but they were very well balanced and almost instantly became one with the body. Very pleased with this purchase and will definitely reccomend.

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Beautiful piece June 1, 2019
Reviewer: Gavin Rogers from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk United Kingdom  
I really wanted to own a true masterpiece and this bokken is just that. You can feel the quality of the wood and just like a hamon on the blade of a Nihonto the patterns of grain in Sunuke really are unique and only add to the aesthetics. Knowing that this is chosen and made by a true artisan adds to its allure and as the prized Sunuke gets rare I’m privileged to own a piece made by Aramaki Sama, thank you TOZANDO. Also thank you for the prompt delivery four days from order to delivery in the UK!

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Sunuke Bokken April 16, 2019
Reviewer: Olaf  
It is a beautiful Bokken. Crafted to Perfection. Exactly as described

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July 5, 2018
Reviewer: nova mikin from Nimbin, NSW Australia  


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MYSTICAL June 16, 2016
Reviewer: Victor Manuel Carrasco Baeza from Perote, Veracruz Mexico  
By far this is the most beautiful Bokuto ever. Besides its marvelous technical and functional qualities, it is indeed an astonishing piece of wood craftsmanship. My own has the most peculiar marks and striking as well, making it one of a kind. And the most curious thing, when unpacking, I was embraced by the beautiful forest scent stamped all over, it was beyond experience. This gorgeous Bokuto its truly meant for those whom truly appreciate such Artwork. Thank you so much Tozando and Aramaki Workshop for making me a happy owner of this little piece of tradition at last since 9 years of Iaido Practice. Greetings and salutations from México!!

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