Custom Enhanced Short Sticks in 15/16" diameter.
Made of ultra-tough Appalachian hickory, these short sticks start with ultra-dense L7 Appalachian hickory then enhanced in a process where resin is drawn completely through the wood structure. The wood becomes harder and heavier (Kingfisher enhanced wood sinks in water) but retains its natural look and feel. These sticks are perfect for yawara, escrima, arnis, hanbo and many other applications where a short, straight fighting stick is required. Order any length from 6 inch to 44 inch.
(For longer enhanced sticks, see Enhanced Jo)
Hi Brad I received the bokken and OH MY GOD, it is beautiful I almost don't want to use it, it looks so good. The jo and tanto are awesome too. One question on the bamboo tsuba, when I try to fit it, it got to 3/4 of the length of where it's supposed to be at the beginning of the tsuka. I didn't want to jam it in there forcefully, so is there a proper technique to install the tsuba? I'm assuming that I put an o-ring on each side of the tsuba. Makers response-Thanks so much! Tsuba are custom fit to individual bokken. They are intended to be a little snug at first however, they will seat into the transition ramp after a bit of use.
Hello, I'm mailing you to let you know i received the 42" aikiken i ordered near the beginning of the month. it is of the best quality i've ever seen. awesome, awesome sword, thank you! the grain on the chisel top is wild, changing color from light to dark with movement and the patterns within the wood make me feel like i'm handling a much more expensive piece of art. i hope to take care of it well enough to hand it down to my children! i can't wait to order another one of your wooden weapons. hopefully soon! - Andrew