Enhanced Kashima Bokken 4255
The highly specialized bokken of the Kashima Shin Ryu 鹿島神流 is heavy with a pronounced forward balance but this enhanced version is exceptional in all regards. At a stunning 2lb 5oz, it's as heavy as a live blade. The wood has pronounced character with a wild mix of speckles, colors and tiger stripe patterns but for all that, it's extremely strong and dense, perfectly suited to the heavy inertial style of the Kashima school. This is the ultimate version of the Kashima Ryu bokken and probably one of the nicest coming from the Kingfisher shop. For traditional users, choose either bamboo or leather tsuba as an option - the Kashima style always uses a tsuba!
Tsuka - 10.5"
Overall length 41.5"
Available for immediate shipment but give us another day or two if you add a custom inscription or tsuba.
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