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Category FAQ’s

Does flex core make it easier to shake/wobble the end of the staff? – like when doing an energetic transfer to the end in a tai chi form. If so, does it matter what type of wood – like a heavier wood may not shake as much?

The FlexCore™ design in a staff can indeed influence how it responds to energetic movements, including shaking or wobbling during Tai Chi forms. The extent of this effect can vary based on several factors, including the type of wood used. Here’s a breakdown of these considerations: Type of Wood: The choice of wood for the

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?

We do have plastic sayas that fit our bokken available as an add-on when you order. We also 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)?

Wood is bent using steam and pressure. The pieces are then glued together using strong adhesives. We typically do not use this process to make bokken. While lamination is very strong, extreme conditions or misuse could potentially cause separation. Genuine Lignum is not able to be laminated due to the amount of oils and resins in

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

We use exotic woods for their unique properties, such as density, strength, flexibility, and beauty. They also offer a range of grain patterns and colors that can make each Bokken a work of art. By laminating wood together you are increasing the strength of the weapon. Bowyers have been doing this for years. By laminating

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 for their unique properties, such as density, strength, flexibility, and beauty. They also offer a range of grain patterns and colors that can make each Bokken a work of art.

Why should I buy a bokken from you?

Purchasing a Bokken from us ensures that you get a high-quality, hand-crafted training weapon tailored to your needs. We have over 15 years of experience in crafting Bokkens and staffs, and we hand-select each piece of wood to ensure top quality. Our Bokkens are custom-made from a wide variety of hardwoods, including exotic ones, ensuring

What are laminated bokkens?

Laminated Bokkens are made by bonding multiple layers of wood together. This process involves gluing thin sheets of wood under pressure to create a solid piece. Lamination enhances the strength, durability, and impact resistance of the Bokken. It also allows for the combination of different types of wood, which can create unique patterns and colors.

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