Katori Bokken Long SwordKatori Shinto Ryu Bokken known as one of the oldest Bujutsu styles that exist in Japan
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.