I was thinking of buying a bokken because my mother will not permit me to buy a actual kattana so i was wondering if there are any brand name that are good and also i would like to find one with good aesthetic appearance but also durable because me and my brother,cousins usually play fight against eachother with sticks, broom handles etc.

I had asked my woods teacher today about it because he is into swords and i had mentioned red oak because i read about it earlier but he told me to buy an ash one.. i was just wondering on some brand names that are usually good and what wood


thankyou.