Suburito in Grade L5 Wood
The suburito is a specialized bokken used for development of Japanese sword skills via solo practice. While it's heavy, with a pronounced forward balance, this large wooden practice sword isn't primarily intended for muscle development: through repeated suburi cuts, the user becomes fatigued and when arm strength fails, is forced into better body and hip placement, the true source of power.
This suburito is all red Appalachian hickory - it has some superficial drying checks (too small to be photographed that would not affect performance in any way (even if it were used for paired practice!). It weighs 2lb 7oz. Tsuka length is 12" and perfectly elliptical with a subtle hourglass shape for a superb directional feel and comfort in the hands. Overall length is 42" - one of our finest designs.
Available for immediate shipment as is - if you choose an optional inscription, please allow for another day or two!
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