HDPE - Black
Common Names: HDPE (high density polyethylene)
Scientific Names: high density polyethylene
Why we use for Bokken: High density polyethylene offers high impact strength and low coefficient of friction. The material is also moisture, stain and odor resistant. The durability of HDPE makes it ideally suited for a variety of applications such as heavy contact training. This is the same material Cold Steel uses to make their synthetic bokken. We recommend laminating it the middle of a three lamination item with the wood of your choice on the outsides.
Appearance: Solid color throughout material
Grain: Smooth plastic
Durablility: Stable material that absorbs zero moisture. Great for heavy impacts.
Safety: Safe plastic that is used in cutting boards with direct food contact.
Availability: HDPE is readily available.