Hundreds of years ago, the Japanese discovered a simple truth; that to become a good swordsman youâ€™ll have to practice, a great deal. To become a great swordsman youâ€™ll have to practice with a â€œlive bladeâ€. And during the period between â€˜goodâ€™ and â€˜greatâ€™, you should spend your time building your skills and confidence enough to wield a razor sharp Katana safely and effectively.
To accomplish this, the Japanese relied on a simple wooden sword called a â€œbokkenâ€ for much of their training. It was made from the super tough wood of the Japanese Green Oak tree, a wood they called Kashi. The swords produced from this wood had the advantage of replicating the size, weight and feel of a steel sword, while minimizing the possibility of causing grievous or permanent injury to those who used it.
Authentic Kashi wood Bokkens are still used today, but are becoming quite costly. They also have the disadvantages, being made of wood, that they may rot, crack split or splinter. Cold Steelâ€™s solution to these dilemmas was to design a synthetic substitute, low in price and impervious to the elements.
Our Japanese Training Swords are made of the heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate a real Katana and Wakazashi in length, size, weight and feel. While theyâ€™re not quite as rigid as wood, they have the advantages of being virtually unbreakable and remarkably stiff and cut resistant.
Sold only for martial arts training under expert supervision in a closed environment - or collection/display purposes. Not to be purchased by Under 18's. We may request ID before shipping
Manufactured by: Cold Steel
Product Type: Bokken
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£3.99 FREE - Spend over £80 - Delivered within 3 working days - Estimated delivery date provided at checkout - Tracking number available once shipped
£7.99 - Delivered next working day - Estimated delivery date provided at checkout - Tracking number available once shipped - Subject to order cut off times.
£3.99 FREE - Spend over £80 - Delivered within 4 working days - Estimated delivery date provided at checkout - Tracking number available once shipped - Destinations include Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Channel Islands.
from £20 - For orders over 100cm in length or 30kg in weight. - Oversized items are not eligible for free delivery - Total cost calculated at checkout
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