Standard White Oak Shirogashi Bokken

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100% Japanese White Oak.41cm,91cm,101.5cm length available.Made in Japan.

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This Standard White Oak Bokken is made of quality Japanese White Oak (Shirogashi) and features a flat spine and flat butt. Available in Long, Middle and Short versions.
This long model is recommended for Aikido and Koryu pracitioner for suburi and general paired contact kata practice.

  • Long:
  • Total length: 101.5cm (approx. 40")
  • Blade: 75.5cm
  • Handle: 26cm
  • Weight: Approx. 550-600 grams
  • Middle:
  • Total length: 91cm
  • Blade: 68cm
  • Handle: 23cm
  • Weight: Approx. 400 grams
  • Short:
  • Total length: 54.5cm (approx. 21")
  • Blade: 41cm
  • Handle: 13.5cm
  • Weight: Approx. 270 grams
What is Japanese White Oak?
The White Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called 'Shirogashi', greatly differs from the white Oak Wood referred to when speaking about North American Bokken. 
While the North American Oak and Japanese Oak are related, the Japanese Oak tree is evergreen, due to this it does not have a conspicuous open grain like the American White and Red Oak. 
The open grain structure, of the American Oak wood produces soft areas which are more prone to impact damage. 
Shirogashi on the other hand has a structure that is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and has better impact strength than American Oaks. 
Nowadays Shirogashi is a quite rare and expensive even in Japan, and is mostly used for making high quality Bokken

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Standard White Oak Shirogashi Bokken

Standard White Oak Shirogashi Bokken

100% Japanese White Oak.41cm,91cm,101.5cm length available.Made in Japan.

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