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Here are a few things to consider before you order:

  1. Quality Takes Time: Woodworking is a meticulous craft, and we believe in taking the necessary time to ensure exceptional craftsmanship. Rushing through the process can compromise safety and result in lower quality products. Considering the cost of exotic woods, we take extra precautions. If you have a specific deadline for your order, please contact us before placing it to inquire about the feasibility. Depending on our current workload and wood availability, we may or may not be able to accommodate your timeline. Typically, our orders are fulfilled within 3-6 weeks, but some orders may take up to 8 weeks or longer under certain circumstances. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us before placing your order. While we strive to keep you informed throughout the process, we generally only contact you if there are any issues. You will receive an email from USPS with your tracking number once your item has been shipped.
  2. Exotic Woods: Some species of wood can take longer for us to acquire due to their rarity and uniqueness, which also contributes to their higher price. We believe in offering training weapons that are truly one-of-a-kind. We have been expanding our wood database to provide you with a variety of beautiful and functional options. We source our woods from responsible and environmentally friendly suppliers.
  3. Nature of Wood: Unlike plastic or metal, wood can have small blemishes or flaws. We meticulously hand-select each piece of wood to ensure the best quality, but no piece will be perfect according to our high standards. If you come across a small flaw, please be assured that we did not deem it problematic and may even consider it adding character to the item. Knots, for example, can enhance the beauty of the wood, but in some cases, they can weaken the structure. That’s why it is crucial to hand-select each piece of wood.
  4. Wood Availability: Our wood database now includes a wide range of varieties that were previously unavailable. However, please note that some woods may not be in stock, requiring a special order from our supplier. This adds additional time to your order. If you would like to know if a specific wood is in stock, please send us an email to inquire.
  5. Jo Staff Length: If you are ordering a Jo staff that exceeds 40 inches in length, we recommend opting for lamination. Even kiln-dried lumber can be susceptible to warping due to changes in humidity. Laminating the wood involves gluing multiple layers together, which helps prevent warping by crossing the grains. We have articles in the ‘Articles‘ section of our website that delve into wood drying and lamination.
  6. Variations in Jo Staff Diameter: Please keep in mind that our Jo staffs are hand-finished. As a result, the diameter of the staff may slightly vary depending on the specific staff and the extent of sanding required. Please consider this when placing your order.
  7. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: Our guarantee provides you with confidence when purchasing online. If you are not satisfied with your item, simply return it to us, and we will make the necessary adjustments to meet your expectations. For more details on our guarantee, click here.
  8. Age Restriction: You must be 18 years or older to place an order. Our products are training weapons, and we encourage you to exercise discretion and responsible use during training.


anonymous – Mar 02, 2012

Do you have lignum vitae available for making a bokken. You recommend lignum vitae as the best wood for a bokken.

What about a Jo staff–what wood do you recommend as the best wood for a jo?


danblizniak – Mar 02, 2012

Yes we currently have Lignum Vitae available. We recommend Ipe for jo staffs. It is one of the hardest woods in the world so it can take a beating, and is weighted nicely. Osage Orange is also very popular because it is slightly more flexible, but it is harder to find the wood in stock.

imkira3 – Mar 02, 2012

How often do you get genuine Lignum Vitae? I notice the real stuff isn’t in the list. And do you do inscriptions on bokken? It would be nice if I could get a true Lignum Vitae bokken that had inscriptions to match my sword Kira, or at least instructions on how to inscribe it myself.

danblizniak – Mar 02, 2012

Whenever we get any Genuine Lignum Vitae we usually make a bokken and add it to the Sales page. If you email us we can add you to a list of people we contact when we get it in stock. We can do some simple inscriptions, or you can take it to a place that might do engraving or inscriptions. If you want us to do the inscription, we need you to send us a picture of what you want on the bokken. We charge $20 per bokken for inscriptions.

Amr – Mar 02, 2012


I’m planning to buy Hanbo made of Lignum Vitae (Genuine) but unfortunately you are not offering and only offering Argentine.

Can I order Lignum Vitae (Genuine) Hanbo 36″?

If yes, please let me know.

danblizniak – Mar 02, 2012

Sorry we do not have any Genuine Lignum in stock at that length. We do have the Argentine variety is is almost identical in properties.

Eric Brennan – Mar 02, 2012

What do you suggest i use to have as a tsuba for these bokkens?

admin – Mar 02, 2012

Our bokken are generally larger than the mass-produced Oak bokken that come from China. Those are produced on a CNC router so they are all the exact same size. That is why the plastic tsubas that come with them fit on them. These plastic tsubas do not fit our bokken because our handmade bokken vary slightly in dimension. We have not found a tsuba that fits perfectly, but we are looking into having them produced.

Michael – Mar 02, 2012

Hi I’m trying to order a jonstaff and I’m not getting the add to cart option after building my staff

admin – Mar 02, 2012

The Build-A-Bokken functionality was disabled when you were trying to order. We are taking orders now, however.

martin – Mar 02, 2012

do you have katalox available for a bokken. what tipe of wood would you recommend for a BO

admin – Mar 02, 2012

Yes we currently have Katalox in stock and it is a wonderful wood for a bo staff.

Anonymous – Mar 02, 2012

What level of customization is there for these bokken? (Such as with the curvature, blade type, blade tip type, etc.)

admin – Mar 02, 2012

When you click on the Custom Order link, you can use the Build-A-Bokken tool to create a custom sized and shaped training tool. There are different styles of bokken that you can select like Iwama or Tachi that have different curvatures and tips. If you would like to order something completely custom, you will need to send us measurements of how you want the item to be shaped. Drawings can be helpful as well.

john – Mar 02, 2012

Hey, I see that you have 3D printed tsubas for sale; I wanted to ask if there are some different designs available, such as Aoi Gata, or if that’s the only one.

admin – Mar 02, 2012

Sure, if you send me a design, I can most likely make it into a tsuba.

Anonymous – Mar 02, 2012

Is it possible to get a bohi (or a fuller in a different position) on a bokken if I order one?

admin – Mar 02, 2012

We currently do not offer blood grooves as a customization on our bokken at this time.

Eric – Mar 02, 2012

I’m looking to start iaido, and drawing from a scabbard is essential. Do you make wooden scabbards as well as the bokken? My previous bokken had a bag type and I wasn’t too keen on it.

admin – Mar 02, 2012

I do not currently offer a scabbard option, but is something I have considered offering in the future. It would have to be a matched set with the bokken so that it fits properly.

Viktor Ljungqvist – Mar 02, 2012

Is it possibel for you to send an order to Europ/ Sweden?

admin – Mar 02, 2012

Yes you can choose your country on the shopping cart page before you checkout and it will calculate the shipping charges.

Viktor Ljungqvist – Mar 02, 2012

Hello again but is it possible to get a 60 inc long bokken whit a
19 inches long handel?

admin – Mar 02, 2012

Yes you can choose those options on the Build-A-Bokken page.

Viktor Ljungqvist – Mar 02, 2012

thx for the hellp but the longest hilt you can get is 16 inces for me?

Alrik – Mar 02, 2012

one more this question…do you have lignum vitae at the moment?

Daniel Blizniak – Mar 02, 2012

Yes we currently have some Genuine Lignum Vitae in stock as well as Argentine Lignum Vitae.

Anonymous – Mar 02, 2012

Tried to order a 3 layer laminated bo staff with dymondwood in the center but couldn’t because of the 42 inch limitation. Are we not able to use dymondwood for anything beyond that length?

Daniel Blizniak – Mar 02, 2012

You are correct, Dymondwood unfortunately only comes in lengths up to 42″.

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