Enhanced Kenjutsu Bokken #5414, a one-of-a-kind wooden sword is made of Appalachian hickory, air dried for five years but using only a very small selection of material that has taken a natural sword curvature on its own. The result is a quarter sawn wooden weapon with grain the follows a deep koshi-zori (curvature), otherwise known as "bizen-zori." In this example, the effect is further augmented by the heartwood grain line that runs the entire length as a natural temper line.
To maximize density and hardness, Enhanced kenjutsu bokken 5414 has been processed through our unique "enhancement" technique where acrylic resin is drawn completely through the wood structure. This stabilizes the wood and compliments the phenomenal impact strength and mechanical properties of the base material. This bokken is incredibly strong and has all of the aesthetic features of a historic tachi. With a length of nearly 45", a weight of over 24.4oz and a curvature depth of 1in, it has a feeling of tremendous presence.
Inscriptions and tsuba are available options.
This bokken is unique, to say the least. While we have a few blanks of similar quality, they've been selected from thousands of billets over a many year period. At most, only a few will be made - each one distinct from the other.
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