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Common Names:

Bloodwood, Satine

Scientific Names:

Brosimum rubescens (syn. B. paraense)

Why we use for Bokken:

Beautiful wood, heavy, and strong. Great overall wood for bokken.


A bright, vivid red. Color can darken to a darker brownish red over time with exposure to light and air. Applying a thick protective finish, and keeping the wood out of direct sunlight can help minimize this color shift.


Has a fine texture with small pores. Grain is usually straight or slightly wavy.


Reported to be very durable, and resistant to most insect attack as well.


Has a mild scent when being worked.


The wood’s dust has been reported as occasionally causing effects such as thirst and salivation, as well as nausea.


Though it is considered an exotic tropical hardwood, Bloodwood’s price is fairly moderate. It should be cheaper than most rosewoods, but cost slightly more than other colorful imports like Padauk or Purpleheart.

Other Comments:

It’s no wonder that Bloodwood has grown so popular as an imported wood species, as it is exceptionally hard, durable, strong, and beautiful. It is used for both trim and accents, as well as larger structural elements in furniture, etc.

Some of our Other Exotic and Domestic Woods



Scientific Name: Tabebuia spp. (Tabebuia guayacan, T. serratifolia, etc.)

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Scientific Name: Guibourtia spp. (G. demeusei, G. pellegriniana, G. tessmannii, etc.)

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Black Walnut

Black Walnut

Scientific Name: Juglans nigra

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Pau Ferro

Pau Ferro

Scientific Name: Machaerium spp. (Machaerium scleroxylon)

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Because of the global health crisis that COVID-19 has caused, Blizniak's Bokken will not be taking new custom orders. If you are waiting for an order that you already ordered, it will be completed and shipped shortly. We thank our loyal customers for their support, we look forward to supplying you with our products just as soon as we're able to get back to what we're passionate about. You will be able to order pre-made items and keep watch to see new items added to the site.