Katori Bokken

Katori Bokken

Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken one of the oldest traditional bokken designs.

Katori Bokken
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    Katori Bokken is a specialized bokken specific to Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu, a classical old sword school, founded in the early Muromachi period by Iizasa Choisai Ienao.
    The area of the kashira on this L7hc grade bokken, where the left hand holds the wooden sword, is shaped to be slightly domed (like that of a live blade mounting). It is cut with a cleanly delineated edge and formed by the action of many little cuts of a razor sharp knife.
    This wooden sword is not used with a guard (tsuba). Its length is blended smoothly from tsuka (hilt) to the blade section rather than having a step or relief transition at the position of the hand guard.
    This is the chisel style point of the Katori Bokken in grade L7hc (grade L7-hand cut). The strong geometry of the chisel point bokken lends to the weapon's trueness of form with minimal embellishment.

    Brad, Just wanted to share that your bokken traveled with me to Shinbukan Dojo in Narita. There have been many compliments on the bokken. She’'s holding up well to the abuse, but you already knew it would. I'll be training here for three weeks. Cheers, Sonny

    Hello. I just ordered 2 of the same shortened Katori bokken. They are gifts for my daughters in the future, as they get older. I was so pleased with the one you made so i want them made exactly the same way. I ordered the kanji for "Swan" na2.12 for one of them. I know you can't ensure a special color but for this one i want the light one color you made for the first IF possible, If it will be two colors then I want to change the kanji to "Crane" na1.58. The other with the Kanji na2.32 ball of foot tigers paw can gladly be striped or in two colors, If possibly ( IF not its OK). Regards Ola

    Hey Brad, The bokken arrived on friday! Great Work - it is beautyful! This is going to be an awesome present! Thank you very much! Kind Regards Joachim