|O Tanto Bokken - Training Sword Polypropylene Ref: W/0157920231|
| A bokken 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.
Cold Steel's Bokken and their 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 are not quite as rigid as wood,
they have the advantages of being virtually unbreakable and remarkably stiff
and cut resistant.
- blade length: approx. 30.5 cm
- hilt length: approx. 16 cm
- total length: approx. 45.5 cm
- blade thickness: approx. 19 mm
- material: Polypropylene
- weight: 260 grams