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#112363 - 06/24/04 08:59 PM where to purchase a wooden training katana

hey im new to the sword arts...but i have learned alot about them, i would love to get a straight 40inch wooden katana...i dont want a curved one and i want it to be sturdy...please help

#112364 - 06/25/04 05:13 AM Re: where to purchase a wooden training katana
jimp1969 Offline

Registered: 06/08/04
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Loc: Midlands UK
Katana's ARE curved - a wooden one is called a bokken. If you are after a straight sword in wood that it NOT a Katana - try these pages...

#112365 - 06/25/04 08:08 AM Re: where to purchase a wooden training katana
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I know there are a few koryu which prefer straight bokuto despite their use of curved katana. Not really sure why. At any rate, there is at least one available at

I think I remember reading that the shinkendo folks tend to break a lot of bokuto so they tend to prefer the straight ones, because they are easier to manufacture. Don't crucify me if I've got this wrong. It's been quite a while since I recall reading this.

#112366 - 06/25/04 04:16 PM Re: where to purchase a wooden training katana
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type in Bokken


#112367 - 02/26/05 11:14 PM Re: where to purchase a wooden training katana

i made mine beacuse i use a longer sword then normal katanas or bokkens mine is 54 inches long blade 42 inches and the handle 12 inches wouldent sugest makeing your own though its a pain it the arse lol fun and rewarding ones your done though.

#112368 - 03/05/05 09:27 PM Re: where to purchase a wooden training katana

cheap one, pretty durable:

shipping on it is $2.50 and it comes in about 1-2 weeks.


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