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Sunuke Tanto


 
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This Sunuke Tanto is made of high quality dense and hard Sunuke wood. This model features a flat spine and flat butt with a beautiful hand rubbed oil finish.
This Tanto is recommended for Aikido practice or Jiujutsu Tanto-dori 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
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan
  • Total length: 29cm (approx. 11.4")
  • Blade: 19.5cm
  • Handle: 9.5cm
  • Weight: Approx. 140 grams

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Excellent quality April 6, 2018
Reviewer: Olivier Le Guen from Mexico City, cdmx Mexico  
The wood quality is great and the form is nicely shaped, helping for aikido  techniques.

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