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Category FAQ’s

What is the strongest wood that you sell? Are any wood you sell stronger than Hickory?

In my opinion, Ipe is one of the more robust woods that I work with often and it is more affordable as well. It is much harder and heftier than Hickory. Katalox is another very robust wood along with Argentine Lignum Vitae. For more information, you can compare the specs of all the available woods

Regarding the Bokken, how sharp are they produced?

I do not make the tips very sharp. They come to a point, but I round it over for safety.

Do you still get any genuine lignum vitae?

Yes we do come across it from time to time. If it is available as a wood choice when you order, then we have it in stock.

Do you make tsuba or saya for your bokken’s at all?

Sorry, we do not currently offer sayas for our bokken. We now offer 3d printed tsubas to fit our bokken.  

How do you bend wood togheter in the laminate? There is any risk it could detach or separate (for blunt, impacts, suddenly temperature changes or so)?

We do not bend wood together to laminated it, however, this is possible if you have a the right jig to bend the wood and laminate it together. We have only had a bokken de-laminate twice. One was due extreme temperature changes and the other was Genuine Lignum Vitae. Genuine Lignum is not able to

What is the effect of lamination on durability and impact resistance?

By laminating wood together you are increasing the strength of the weapon. Bowyers have been doing this for years. By laminating the limbs of bows, you increase the flexibility and strength of the bow (Blizniak’s Bows coming soon…). When thinking in terms of bokken, you are increasing the amount of impact edges. The more impact

What type of tip is used for the suburito?

The Suburito has a unique tip that is a cross between the Iwama tip and the Standard tip. It is not as blunt as the Iwama and not as tapered as the Standard tip. Attached is a photo of the tip.

What is Argentine Lignum Vitae?

Argentine Lignum Vitae is . . . well, not exactly Lignum Vitae. Allow us to explain. The wood popularly known as “Lignum Vitae” is, in fact, technically called “Genuine Lignum Vitae” (Guaiacum officinale). Genuine Lignum Vitae is quite famous for being “the densest wood in the world” — it ranks atop the “Janka Scale of

Do you offer a Military discount?

We offer a discount if you are in the Military, Law Enforcement or a Firefighter. Send us a message to find out how to receive the discount.

What is Dymondwood?

A highly engineered wood/plastic composite, Dymondwood has the physical and mechanical properties of high density hardwood, acrylic and polycarbonate plastics, and brass. Brightly dyed northern hardwood veneers are combined with engineering grade resins, heat and pressure to create a product that has the best characteristics of each. Dymondwood is distinguished by its unique strength, durability,

What is the difference between your standard bokken and Iwama style?

Our standard bokken is our most popular bokken. It combines many styles into one a beauitfully balanced bokken. Like martial arts, our bokken are designed for balance and strength. Through years of trial and error our standard bokken has evolved into design that will fit anyones needs. Our Iwama bokken has a moderate curve and

How do you measure the length of the bokken?

We measure the bokken from the tip to the back of the handle. Our standard bokken is generally 40 inches and our Iwama bokken is 41 inches. We can make a custom length if you prefer.

Why do you use exotic woods?

We use exotic woods to give you a product that is as unique as it is beautiful. We choose woods based on different factors to give you a balanced and strong bokken that with last.

Why should I buy a bokken from you?

We hand select our wood from responsible suppliers with the environment as a major concern. We stand by our work and offer a 100% satisfaction guaranteed. If you feel there is something wrong with the bokken we will fix it so that you are happy. We are in the business of making people happy.

What are laminated bokkens?

Wood lamination has been around for a long time. Basically we glue multiple pieces of wood together cross-grained to give you a bokken that is very unique. Our exclusive Build-A-Bokken™ lets you create your own combination of woods to have a personalized dynamic bokken. For longer items like jo staffs, lamination will help prevent the



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