Yagyu long sword
The Yagyu bokken at 40" overall length is one of the most elegant and beautiful of wooden sword shapes. Like all Kingfisher products, it is strong and fully capable of paired practice but also relatively slender. Due to its thin shape and lower mass, this superbly efficient design is mainly oriented to finesse and evasion, lending itself to quick and light movements instead of re-directing the path of heavier weapons through impact. The Yagyu bokken does not accept a hand guard (tsuba) and due to the gradual blending of the handle section (tsuka) to the blade, allows for various hand spacings.