Wooden Weapons for Japanese Martial Arts
Kingfisher manufactures a specialized group of wooden weapons associated with the Samurai: primarily the bokken (wooden sword) and its permutations including the short bokken and wooden version of the tanto (Japanese fighting knife).
Additionally, the Japanese mid-length staff (the Jo), which has a long association with the Japanese sword arts, is also included as a major part of our work.
Dear Brad and Benny, I had two great days of suburi practice getting acclimated to this beautiful Bokken. I found the relationship that felt authentic for where I am in my sword practice now. I know I will need to grow into this. Class last night was with bokken :) Senseis first response to holding it was "Holy Jesus!". Thank you from my heart for crafting me a Bokken that I can grow into and will teach me. - With much gratitude
Hello James: Domo arigato. I received the package and love the weapons. I appreciate all you help with the order and your workmanship! Cheers
Hi Brad, I don't know if you remember me, but I was the guy from Munich who ordered a Bokken, Hanbo, Yawara and Tanto a couple of weeks ago (with some trouble at the German customs). I am absolutely satisfied with the weapons, especially the bokken, which is so beautiful, that I just can't put it away. Thanks again for the great work. As we are doing Tang Soo Do (beside Jiu Jitsu and Kenjitsu) in our dojo I am in great need for a Bo. I saw on your webside that you offer a Jo, but I would need something in the length of about 70+ inches. I have become so addicted to your great craftsmanship that I just can't imagine to go with anything less. I would be very happy if you could make it possible, but of course I understand if this is not possible. Besides that I would be interested in a Yagyu bokken in the new standard version, maybe in Hickory grade 5. Thanks in advance for your help. Best wishes, Marc