Tessen, 鉄扇, the war fan of feudal Japan, re-created in single piece, ultra tough L7 Appalachian hickory at 11" overall length and shown with optional colors and lanyards.
Tessen were used by Samurai in situations where swords or other weapons were not allowed, fending off knives, darts, and knife attack. Some were made of a solid piece of iron and didn't fold out. Similarly, the discreet Kingfisher wooden tessen looks like a massage or body-work tool. It can be carried anywhere for use in striking, takedown or pressure point application. This modern interpretation has significance against assailants and hostile animals. Note the optional adjustable lanyard: it serves as both a wrist loop also a whip with a reach of 36". All of which functioning as a less lethal and controlled alternative to firearms and bladed weapons
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