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I would like a bokken engraved with my name. How can I order this?
We provide engraving option for bokken. It is charged 150 JPN per character and two colors; balck and red are available. If you leave order comments when filling in the order form, we will revise your
What bokken do you recommend for contact training?
Regarding your question, if you intend to use the bokken for contact training, we would recommend that you use bokken made from Red or White Oak. The denser and more solid the better, so White Oak is
How do I maintain Bokken?
Wipe the surface of the Bokken with a dry and soft cloth after each use. Once every couple of months, you may apply a very small amount of natural oil; such as camellia oil, walnut oil, or even vegeta
My bokken split along the edge. Is there any way I can repair this?
First of all we recommend to keep a bokken in a cool and not severly dry or damp place. And if it is a slight split, you can just sandpaper the edge until the surface becomes smooth. However it won't
Are your bokken finished with lacquer?
All of our Bokken are finished with an urethane lacquer, but other finishes are available on request. Please bear in mind these requests will alter the delivery time and cost of the product.
What is the finish on the Bokken and Jo in your White Oak Aikido Package?
The Bokken and Jo are varnished.
Which bokken do you recommend for contact training?
If you intend to use the bokken for contact training, we recommend using a hard and dense wood with a resistant grain. The best type of wood that is most readily available for this is Japanese White O
Which type of lightweight bokken can you suggest for aikido?
We have white oak and red oak Aikido Bokken, and the red oak one is lighter than white oak by 50 grams. Please see below links for more information. White Oak Aikido Bokken http://www.tozandoshop.
Is the wood for your bokken and jo imported, or sourced domestically?
All the wood for our bokken, jo bo and other weapons are sourced locally in Kyushu.
Are your bokken finished with lacquer?
Our bokken is finished with lacquer. If you would like your bokken order without lacquering, please specify so when ordering. No additional cost is required for unlacquering option.
I plan to order a bokken. Can you give me information on the manufacturers? What is Miyakonojo?
Miyakonojo refers to an area in Kyushu where there are several traditional workshops located that make wooden weapons for martial arts. There are four in total and we work closely with three of them:
Are bokken included in your partnership program discounted items?
At the moment, Bokken are not included in our partnership program, but we are working on bringing forth a suitable solution for our partners and we will announce it when we can. At the moment, we have
Do you offer engraving for iaito?
We currently only offer engraving for bokken and shinai.
What is the return policy?
Please inform us prior to returning any merchandise for the return authorization. Any used item cannot be returned and/or exchanged. Any customized orders as follows cannot be returned and/or exchange
Are all the products on your site eligible for free shipping?
Free shipping only applies to Bogu Sets, Bokken, and Iaito - as well as some campaign/outlet sales products. Free shipping items have their shipping costs paid for by Tozando. When you make an order t
Do you sell wooden oodachi or nodachi?
Large bokuto are not available as a ready-made product, but it would be available as a custom-made product. Check the link below for more information. http://www.tozandoshop.com/Tozando-Custom-Work
Does free shipping apply to my country?
Free shipping from Tozando is generally valid for all the products which are listed as such, for example; Kendo Bogu, Bokken, Iaito, etc. for most of the major countries in the world. However, please
Does the free shipping apply to my country?
Free shipping from Tozando is generally valid for all the products which are listed as such, for example for Bogu, Bokken, Iaito, etc. for most of the major countries in the world. However, please
What would be a good yet fairly priced intermediate bokuto and kodachi choice when stepping up?
For Kendo the best option is the ""Deluxe White Oak Bokken Long"" and the ""Deluxe White Oak Bokken Short"" both with Tsuba and Tsuba Dome. These are both really durable and beautifully made for iaid
Does The Free Shipping Apply To My Country?
Free shipping from Tozando is generally valid for all the products which are listed as such, for example for Bogu, Bokken, Iaito, etc. for most of the major countries in the world. However, please