Aikiken Medium Bokken "Moku" 6115 in grade L7 Appalachian Hickory Wood with leather tsuba. 40" length, 11" tsuka, 22.6 oz weight.
This bokken has slight drying checks in the handle (tsuka) - which are too small to be photographed but are slightly detectable by feel. This would not affect performance and could easily be filled.
Also, the tsuba glue-up allows for a bit too much give than we would normally allow. This would not be an issue unless the tsuba sees repeated very hard flexing or stress.
Excellent for a practitioner seeking a light use bokken, suburi work or on shomen display.
The inscription reads "moku" - keeping silent
Normally price would be over $200. Marked down to $65
Available for immediate shipment
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