Enhanced Kashima Bokken 4255

Enhanced Kashima shin ryu bokken with extraordinary weight, perfect geometry and wild grain patterns, price reduced from $800 to $700



Enhanced Kashima Bokken 4255
    Code: enhkash4255
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    Price: $700.00
    Major Axis: 1.6"
    Minor Axis: 1.3"
    Overall Length: 41.5"
    Taper: 15%
    Tsuka (hilt) Length: 10.5"
    Weight: 36.8 ounces
    This one-of-a-kind enhanced Kashima bokken is spectacular in weight, shape and appearance. Of all our work, this bokken achieved a weight exceeding most, if not all of our normal sized wooden swords. While the Kashima pattern is stout, it's still very difficult to achieve a weight over 2lb without creating an oversize thickness. While this bokken is relatively large, it's not excessively so. This is because the wood, initially very dense, was further improved by our process of drawing acrylic resin through the grain structure. It weighs an astounding 2lb 5oz. The technical properties of this bokken are augmented by its crazy grain patterns which include random darker marks on the light colored sections of wood, beautiful, flowing tans in the heartwood section and tiger-stripe patterns throughout.

    The Kashima bokken derives its power through its mass however, because a skilled user wields the bokken using the correct motion of the entire body and hips, not just the strength of the arms or shoulders, it's for this reason that a blow from a skilled practitioner is able to send an opponent's weapon sailing away. You'll note that in our video demonstrating the strength of wood, a Kashima bokken is used to test the impact strength of various kinds of wood.
    Domed kashira
    The transition from tsuka to blade will accommodate a tsuba. Tsuba are almost always used with the kashima bokken.
    This shows the short, stubby point of this style of bokken. The geometry is exceedingly strong but also captures the essence of a fully resolved sword point.