The Baton Short Sword is available in grade L7 Appalachian hickory.
At 26" length, the baton short sword weighs about 11oz. But don't let the light weight fool you! The blade is quite thin and made for speed. The edge, with a tight radius has a devastating effectiveness in situations that may require self defense—and an excellent solution for situations not warranting a lethal response. While the blade is narrow, the tsuka wrap increases the grip diameter for a perfect feel.
The baton short sword is available in either right or left hand versions. The braided side fits in the crease between your palm and fingers. The design was based on the historical reversed menuki - often seen in Yagyu koshirae. In our tsuka wrap, this aids in grip orientation and telegraphs the sword's orientation without visual cues.
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