Enhanced Shinto long sword
The Enhanced Shinto bokken is 40" long with a 10.75" tsuka. It has a moderate torii zori curvature and, with its medium, well balanced proportions, has a feeling of quickness and maneuverability. This wooden sword is representative of a classical interpretation of live blade transposed into wood. The shape, proportions and weight of the shinto bokken are probably the closest to the ideal shape of the Tokugawa era and arguably, the closest to a "standard" design.
The defining feature of this weapon is its grace and classic lines but the Kingfisher enhanced version is ultra hard, heavy, dent resistant, strong and stable due to the enhancement process whereby acrylic resin is drawn completely through the structure of the wood. The weight is approximately 23 oz (650gm) - its density is high enough to sink in water. Like other enhanced weapons, its properties are achieved in the enhancement process and not through over sizing traditional weapon proportions to achieve necessary weight and strength. Since acrylic has replaced the interstitial spaces within the wood, no finish is required or recommended other than simple buffing or a light coat of paste wax.
The enhanced Shinto bokken will have some variations in color natural to the wood. While the images provided reflect the quality, polish and refinement of the weapon, there will be differences in colors beyond our control.
These weapons are extremely tough and the user is cautioned to exercise reasonable restraint as they are entirely capable of causing damage to partner's weapons if used recklessly.
Please allow about 4 weeks for shipment. You will receive a confirming email that the order was received and tracking information upon shipping.