Enhanced Shinto Bokken 6119
This is the perfect representation of the shinto style of bokken in shape, balance and design. Its augmented density (due to the enhancement process) increases both weight and hardness - this bokken has an 11 inch tsuka - 40 inch overall length and a weight of 24.4 oz.
Overall white/ivory color makes for an understated appearance. While much of our enhanced work has character or color features, this bokken requires close inspection (or actual handling) to realize its superiority. But its weight, perfect vertical grain and regularity all speak of its superior mechanical properties
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