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Cathy Jo

Purchased an engraved, custom yawara. Katalox wood, 1 inch diameter, and 17 inches in lenght-wanted to make a Tan-bo. It was delivered today. Awesome and beautiful. Absolutely made my day! I have made prior purchases of bokken, and an an actual yawara sized yawara, for myself and as gifts. The craftsmanship is superb. March 2024

Tony W.

Purchased an engraved custom Jo Staff from Blizniak’s Bokken and I am sure glad that I did. Dan was amazing to correspond with and when my Staff arrived I was blown away with the beauty and great feel of the staff. The engraving was exactly as I requested and the flex core was simply wonderful!!


Very impressive. Custom design exactly to order. Delivery was a little slow, but we had great communication. Will definitely order here again.

Dean T.

This is the second bo I have bought from Dan and again, I am amazed. The look, the weight, the feel. It’s like the bo was meant for me. Those in the martial arts community know exactly what I mean by that. I had also asked Dan if he could possibly get the bo to

Bien Q. Pham

Dan’s work is a thing of beauty. I had a project coming up and was in need of a 2-part bo staff to travel with on short notice. Given the window, I didn’t think that something of such quality was feasible within my schedule. Surely enough, Dan came through and helped me out on short

R. L.

I found Blizniak’s Bokken while researching different stores and craftsmen for days — reading about it in an old website and then being thoroughly impressed by the unique, custom order form. I was pleasantly surprised to find Dan Blizniak was still active because nowhere else could I find as many customization options, let alone the

Chris N.

I can’t say enough good things about the quality of work Dan does or his commitment to his customers. I have both a triple layered bokken and pair of naginatas from Dan. The quality of these weapons is amazing. In my training, weapons take a serious beating and the triple layered Ipe-Lignum Vitae-Ipe weapons he

Peter V

I was extremely pleased to receive my new custom bokken from Dan. Both the service I received and the final product were of outstanding quality. I ordered a laminated bokken with a central dark core of Ipe between two layers of Tulipwood. The distinct and prominent red grain of the tulipwood is unique and dramatic,

Max – Sales

I emailed Dan and he got back to me when the wood I wanted became available. 10/10 for service and quality! Thank you!

Shifu Jonathan Bluestein

I highly recommend the high quality hand-made products by Dan Blizniak. I have so far ordered several staffs from him, and they are all excellent and a delight to train with. Mr. Blizniak is very professional in all respects. His wood selection and prices are all superb.

Chris – It’s fantastic

The bokken Tsubas work well, and the bubinga bokken I ordered is fantastic!


Made a custom adjustment, thoroughly impressed he did as asked. Cumaru is strong, and the length required a dimension adjustment, which he complied. Quality craftsmanship

Peter – Las Vegas

I came across these amazing bokkens at the Martial Arts Super Show in Las Vegas. I had used some other bokkens before and these are in a whole other league. The craftsmanship and time put into each sword is easy to see. They are all super smooth and shaped perfectly. I went with the Blood

Eric – Katalox super bokken

I asked for a 1/2 inch increase in depth of blade through handle made of Katalox. This bokken is not only stronger than other hardwoods I’ve come across, but the sheer density, weight, and thickness of the handle will be the key for me to increase my strength when handling other wooden swords.

Eric – Jumbo Suburito

I purchased a hickory suburito, and Dan messaged me and asked if I wanted this one jumbo as well, to which I gladly said yes. I received it yesterday, and it has met all expectations, and seems to be battle worthy, even as a suburito. Now all that’s left is to adjust the edge and

Eric – Bloodwood bokken

I’ve said it many times: He does very good work, even with custom orders. This time an augmented bloodwood bokken, which came out spectacularly, and he fulfilled my expectations. I will cherish this one like the others.

Christopher – 49” bubinga bokken

Bubinga bokken has fantastic feel to it. Got some heft, but still a little lighter than some woods. The growth rings go the whole length of the blade, and yet has a wavy grain to it. It shimmers at certain angles, and looks fantastic with the color contrasts between the layers of growth. Its strong

Eric – Cumaru bokken

So my Cumaru bokken i bought awhile back has its review for customer service reasons. Now it’s time for a product review. The bokken has it’s strength on par with super bokkens (50 inches with about a 3/8” blade depth augmentation, whereas this is only 1/4” augmentation). Anyways, i could never see the growth ring

T.T. – 39″ tachi with 1.88″ sori

I asked Dan to make a tachi style bokken with extremely deep total sori, but at regular bokken length. This is not an easy project. The high arching profile makes the straight grain of the wood to cross the bokken in two places, at the tip of the blade and at the handle, creating weak

D.Baca – Bloodwood Bokken w/ Ipe Core

Mr. Blizniak, I would like to thank you for the beautifully crafted bokken – Bloodwood with Ipe core. This is the Finest bokken that I have ever owned! The craftsmanship is simply stunning. It is so smooth and seamless. The form and balance are perfect. It is dense and heavy, and swinging it around feels

Eric – Laminated Bokken

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


Honestly, I just got your Hanbo, it’s the best I ever had. I trained for the last 40 years, I had masters from China and Japan make hanbo for me Yours is the best I ever had! Thank you Serge AUGIER Hanbo Solid Ipe specs: Shape: Round, Length: 39, Diameter: 1.5

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