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#296807 - 10/26/06 01:55 PM Re: Wooden Katana [Re: Jade]
Richard_Norris Offline
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Registered: 05/11/06
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Quote:

Nevertheless I would still like one.




No problem with that!

Quote:

I believe it was used often in iaido, since it is the art of sword drawing. Maybe not so much anymore. It is very light and thin (and fragile seeming), much lighter than a standard bokken.




You are mistaken. Such a training sword was never in existance until quite recently.

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#296808 - 10/26/06 02:12 PM Re: Wooden Katana [Re: Jade]
cxt Offline
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Jade

Not meaning to sound overly harsh.

I only know what you tell me and how you phrase it.

Hope you find what your looking for.
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#296809 - 11/17/06 12:39 PM Re: Wooden Katana [Re: Jade]
Zyranyth Offline
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but a wooden katana (it is shaped exactly like a katana blade) complete with a wooden saiya. It is used in Iaido quite often for the purpose of practicing drawing techniques. The point being if you cut correctly, the katana will make a loud "whoosh" in the air.




Don't go through too much to acquire this wooden katana, because while it might "whoosh", it weighs even less than bokken and propably doesn't do much good for your technique. The only good thing about it must be the sound really.
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#296810 - 11/19/06 01:13 PM Re: Wooden Katana [Re: Jade]
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Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum. I am currently learning Kenjutsu and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could purchase a Wooden Katana. *Not* a bokken practice sword used in Kendo combat drills, but a wooden katana (it is shaped exactly like a katana blade) complete with a wooden saiya.




Umm... just to be certain, you're not talking about a Shinai there when you mention kendo are you? Just to make sure you're not confusing what a bokken is. I'm probably mistaken in this guess but I figured it was worth mentioning all the same.

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#296811 - 11/19/06 05:47 PM Re: Wooden Katana [Re: Iaidoka]
phobbs Offline
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I believe that Century carries this item. Google Century Martial Arts. Other suppliers may carry them as well.

I have held one of these and they are WAY too light to train with. The "blade" is approximately 1/4" thick wood. They would shatter with minimal contact. They might be OK for practicing your noto and/or tenouchi.

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#296812 - 11/19/06 09:47 PM Re: Wooden Katana [Re: phobbs]
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I think I have found what you're looking for, but it looks more like a display sword. I went to http://swordstore.com/ and then went to http://swordstore.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/02nav/00how-main.html
under japanese swords and it looks like it is refered to as a collectors item. "Tsunagi", I think it is called and it might interest you if you look at the gallery, "Shinken".

I hope this is what your looking for.
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#296813 - 11/20/06 09:22 AM Re: Wooden Katana [Re: SkyNet_Blue]
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<< it looks like it is referred to as a collectors item. "Tsunagi" >>

Not quite. So many artisans are involved in the creation of a fine sword it is often overwhelming to present it complete. The blade is often stored in a plain white wooden saya, while the furniture is mounted on a plain wood surrogate blade (Think "coat hanger") called a tsunagi.

Incidentally, that is a great contact you supplied. Thank you.

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#296814 - 11/20/06 09:33 AM Re: Wooden Katana [Re: iaibear]
Charles Mahan Offline
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Iaibear is correct. A mounted Tsunagi is wholy useless for training purposes. The blade is no thicker than a regular katana's blade as they are meant to be placeholders. The resulting piece of wood is so thin that it would snap easily.

What he is looking for is something like:

http://bokkenshop.com/eng/258.html

Or

http://www.centuryfitness.com/webapp/wcs...tegory_rn=13524


Neither of which are really worth they money to my mind, but to each their own.


Edited by Charles Mahan (11/20/06 09:40 AM)
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#296815 - 11/22/06 09:12 AM Re: Wooden Katana [Re: Charles Mahan]
Zyranyth Offline
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Yep, what they said. A common use for tsunagi is to fit it into the tsuka&saya so that they can be admired in their own right, and so that they do not take attention away from a good blade set on display.
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#296816 - 11/23/06 04:30 AM Re: Wooden Katana [Re: Zyranyth]
SkyNet_Blue Offline
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Registered: 10/23/06
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Ahh, thanks for the correction . I had never really seen or used a Bokken with Wooden Saya in either of my martial arts.

Cheers
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