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How to Tell Genuine Lignum Vitae from Argentine Lignum Vitae

by Eric Meier Original source: http://www.wood-database.com In the world of wood, Lignum Vitae is the stuff of legends. Among commercially available hardwoods, it is widely regarded as the heaviest and hardest wood in the world. It’s unique olive green color, delicate feathered grain pattern, and other-worldly rot resistance only serves to add ...

Wood Dust Safety

by Eric Meier Source:  http://www.wood-database.com I remember several years ago, while working on a project, I needed to cut a 4×4 using a 8″ miter saw. (This required me to cut the 4×4 halfway through and then flip it over and finish the cut.) Unfortunately, because of the small diameter ...

Save The Rainforest

Forests around the world are under increasing pressure to satisfy the needs of people. Forests are home to many plant and animal species, including humans. They perform the important function of converting carbon dioxide to oxygen. Trees are also the source of the most abundant, environmentally – friendly and a ...

PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ORDER

Here are a few things to consider before you order: In general we try not to rush any order. Due to the nature of woodworking, it is always better to take your time and make sure it is done correctly. Rushing can cause accidents and poor quality products.  With the ...

How to Refinish your Bokken

  By: Dan Blizniak   The bokken we produce at Blizniak’s Bokken are created from high quality exotic and domestic hardwoods. It is in your best interest to take good care of the wood properly. You have the ability to refinish your bokken on your own. Refinishing the wood will ...

Brazilian Teak vs. Traditional Teak

How Does Brazilian Teak Compare to “Traditional” Teak? Here is a comparison when used as outdoor decking lumber:     BRAZILIAN TEAK TRADITIONAL TEAK   Smooth and vivid golden brown to reddish brown color with a very distinguished grain pattern.   APPEARANCE Uniform tan to brown without markings. Grain is usually straight ...

Poor Man’s Lignum Vitae

    This new year, we are introducing some new woods! Chechen and Katalox have recently been added to the database.   Katalox is also called “Mexican Ebony” and is very hard and dense. I like to call it “Poor Man’s Lignum” because it is very similar in qualities to ...

Build-A-Bokken Help Page

Our Build-A-Bokken page is a heavily programmed webpage to help you create a training tool that is as unique as you are. The page requires you to have javascript enabled on your browser. The basics usage of the page is: you make selections with the left tabs of the page ...

2016 Martial Arts Super Show

We will be a vendor at the upcoming Martial Arts Super Show in Las Vegas July 5-7th! If you are attending the show, it will be a great chance for you to handle some of our handmade bokken and jo staffs! We hope to see you there! For more information ...

Research of Martial Arts by Jonathan Bluestein

I highly recommend the book Research of Martial Arts by Shifu Jonathan Bluestein. Research of Martial Arts is a book about the true essence of martial arts. It includes neither instruction on deadly killing techniques, nor mystical tales of so called super-human masters. Rather, it is a vast compilation of ...

Shobukan Dojo, Denver

Here is one of our Naginata in action. This was a 84″ White Oak Naginata.  

Delay on Tsubas

We are currently having issues with our 3D printer for making tsubas. If you order a tsuba, it will be shipped separately when our printer is back up and running. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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