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Cold Steel 92BKT O Tanto Bokken Polypropylene Trainer 12" Blade

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Part Number: CS92BKT
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS92BKT: 92BKT O Tanto Bokken
Cold Steel
 
Hundreds of years ago, the Japanese discovered a simple truth; that to become a good swordsman you'll have to practice, a great deal. To become a great swordsman you’ll have to practice with a "live blade". And during the period between "good" and "great", you should spend your time building your skills and confidence enough to wield a razor sharp Katana safely and effectively.

To accomplish this, the Japanese relied on a simple wooden sword called a "bokken" for much of their training. It was made from the super tough wood of the Japanese White Oak, a wood they called Kashi. The swords produced from this wood had the advantage of replicating the size, weight and feel of a steel sword, while minimizing the possibility of causing grievous or permanent injury to those who used it.

Authentic Kashi wood Bokkens are still used today, but are becoming quite costly. They also have the disadvantages, being made of wood, that they may rot, crack split or splinter. Cold Steel's solution to these dilemmas was to design a synthetic substitute, low in price and impervious to the elements.

Our Bokken and our new Wakazashi Bokken are made of the heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate a real Katana and Wakazashi in length, size, weight and feel. While they're not quite as rigid as wood, they have the advantages of being virtually unbreakable and remarkably stiff and cut resistant.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 92BKT
  • Name: O Tanto Bokken
  • Blade Length: 12"
  • Overall Length: 18-1/4"
  • Material Polypropylene
  • Weight: 9.2 oz
  • Handle: 6-1/4" Long
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442007753

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Sharptactics
Seattle, WA
May 21, 2010
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Usable, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Nicely done trainer.
This seems so far to be a vast improvement over some of my rubber and aluminum trainers. You can go hard and not worry about breaking it, you can practice disarms and let the thing clatter to the floor or fly across the room. It's pretty much indestructible. I have a Cold Steel walking stick of the same material, and it has served my 300 lb. frame well for several years. I think these trainers are no different, they're inexpensive and can take a real beating, you can chalk or lipstick the edges to show the damage your opponent has done and vise versa. Run them under hot water with soap and they're like new. Good stuff from Cold Steel. No sheath, but big deal, most training knives and swords don't have sheaths. It's a Bokken that feels good, has a nice weight and works great for counter knife training.
5 out of 5
Casey Gorton
Marion, IA
Dec 18, 2009
Pros: Materials, Usable, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
This product was in great shape and is very user friendly. No Problems!
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