The layering of the bokken for this is Hickory-Bubinga-Hickory, and that was probably the smartest one i asked for almost a year and a half back. Aesthetically, some people don’t like it. I think it’s fantastic, and it’s strength yield is pretty damn good. It’s weight is higher than what i was used to (it’s thicker than some other bokkens i have, but is also not the heaviest) but i got around to using it lately, and the bokken showed me its strength against some other really strong ones. Anyways, Dan has always had fine work, even if it didn’t look the part initially. His works remain to be stonger and more resilient than most out there for their wood species used. I made a few slight adjustments to the bokken (sorry dan) to bring out the bubinga layer to the edge of the bokken. That reminds me, this bokken was another augmented bokken for a 50” length, where the dimension of blade-edge to spine was increased by 3/8”. In total, Dan never lets me down with his work, and shows me up even long after i’ve made my assumptions.