Special Wooden Swords


Beautiful, massive smooth sanded suburito of grade L7 wood. The actual one shown above has been sold but we have very high grade wood available with comparable features including mineral streaks, color variations and character marks that in no way devalue the beauty or functionality of the piece.
Code: stdsub0943
Price: $200.00

Overall Length: 42"
Tsuka (hilt) Length: 12"
Weight: 42 ounces

Code: enhshin1629
Price: $750.00

Major Axis: 1.5"
Minor Axis: 1"
Overall Length: 39.75"
Sori (curvature): 1"
Taper: 23%
Tsuka (hilt) Length: 10.75"
Weight: 22 ounces

The kashira (hilt) of this bokken is domed like a katana mount. This allows the left hand to rest near the edge of the hilt but without a sharp 90deg angle characteristic of mass produced bokken.

Ukiyo (浮世, "Floating World." While this concept may seem unusual for the name of a sword, the inspiration came not so much from the culture of that time period but from the genre of artwork known as Ukiyo-e where scenes of Japanese life and folklore sprang to life in vivid colors.

Fully resolved kissaki of "Floating World." This kind of point, especially the "yokote" line is especially difficult to execute. We reserve this kind of detail for certain high-level pieces that justify the time and skill necessary to shape and polish the complex shape. 

Enhanced aikiken medium "IN-YO"

Enhanced aikiken medium "IN-YO"
This bokken is made of tough, ultra dense enhanced Appalachian hickory, whch for martial art purposes, is vastly superior in all regards in hardness, strength and density to all other wood. We only use the best wood for the enhancement process: the wildness of the grain and startling color differences are magnificent in this example. It's shape, proportion, symmetry and balance are the ideal for this design: the aikiken medium, our most popular and versatile wooden sword. This one has the most bold color difference, going from a deep tan/reds to black to ivory at the tip. For all of its wildness; the odd color demarkations and character mark and craziness, its rightful place may be on a shomen or kamiza but don't think that this bokken isn't strong. It's a showpiece and it's not a showpiece at the same time. It's hard to explain until you hold one of these weapons.
Code: enhakmed-IN-YO
Price: $750.00

Overall Length: 40"
Tsuka (hilt) Length: 11"
Weight: 23.8 ounces

The inscription reads: In-Yo in kanji. It signifies the interplay between light and dark, male and female, the contractive and expansive forces that govern the universe.

Aikiken large "Fleeting world"

Aikiken large "Fleeting world"
This Grade L5 aikiken large with inscription is marked down 15% from the list price. It's on of our base models however, it has perfect geometry and excellent balance - a perfect example of the aikiken syle in L5 quality grade. For more information on wood grades see the links below.
Code: aklgfleetingworld
Price: $105.00

Overall Length: 42"
Tsuka (hilt) Length: 11.5"
Weight: 22.6 ounces

The inscription reads, "Fleeting world." A Buddhist concept pertaining to the impermanence of temporal existence.