Katana Bokken 2015 Edition

Katana Bokken 2015 Edition

Product Code: 92BKKC

Manufacturer: Cold Steel

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Our new improved Japanese Training Swords are closely modeled after our world-famous Warrior series swords. Featuring an intricately detailed imitation cord wrap grip - molded in high impact polypropylene - they offer superior grip and comfort as well as more realistic training potential for the modern Martial Artist.

 

Hundreds of years ago, the Japanese discovered a simple truth; that to become a good swordsman you'll have to practice, a great deal. To become a great swordsman you’ll have to practice with a "live blade". And during the period between "good" and "great", 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 "bokken" for much of their training. It was made from the super tough wood of the Japanese White Oak, 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 Steel's solution to these dilemmas was to design a synthetic substitute, low in price and impervious to the elements.

 

Our Bokken and our new Wakazashi Bokken are made of the heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate a real Katana and Wakazashi in length, size, weight and feel. While they're not quite as rigid as wood, they have the advantages of being virtually unbreakable and remarkably stiff and cut resistant.

 

 ImperialMetric
Weight 19.9oz 0.56kg
Blade Thickness 1" 2.5cm
Blade Length 30" 76.2cm
Handle 11½" 29.2cm
Material Polyproplyene
Overall 41½" 1.05m
Country of Origin Taiwan 

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    Great trainer
    Review by Ade
    Cannot recommend the Cold Steel trainers enough. Strong, durable, and a great price. Will probably outlast a steel waster and certainly required less maintenance!
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    GREAT PRODUCT.
    Review by CHEEKY MONKEY
    VERY TOUGH, DURABLE PRODUCT. BETTER THAN A WOODEN BOKKEN AND LOOKS A LOT BETTER.