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Cold Steel O Bokken Polypropylene Handle,Blunt


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  • Blade Length: 31-1/2"
  • Handle: 12-1/2"
  • Black Thick: 1"
  • Material: Polypropylene
  • Weight: 28.6 oz.
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Product Description

The Bokkens are made with slightly longer handles to accommodate your training equipment. Here, the O Tanto trainer is shown being griped in a Hockey Glove. 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 is made of the heaviest grade polypropylene available. While they're not quite as rigid as wood, they have the advantages of being virtually unbreakable and remarkably stiff and cut resistant.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 44 x 4 x 1.5 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001S88V72
  • Item model number: 92BKL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,221 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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I am very, very happy with these swords, and I will definitely get some other swords soon.
Patrick
I would also argue that the O Bokken is better for suburi as well. (solo practice - striking against the air; not against physical objects.)
Singularity
Training with this gives you the weight, the feel and the sensation of using a full tang bladed katana.
Bishop Graham

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Singularity on August 6, 2012
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I truly love this bokken, much more than the original Cold Steel one. I consider the original sized to be far too thin, lightweight, and feeble. That might just be because I'm over 6 feet tall, but whatever the case, this is my favorite bokken - and I own about a dozen different bokken of varying shapes, sizes, and materials. It weighs just as much as a suburito. (the heavier wooden bokken that are intentionally constructed to be more blade-heavy to help you develop more strength and better reflexes.) It also has a longer handle for better leverage, which I find to be very useful, personally. However, the grip itself can be a bit slick...there is little texture on it, as is the same story with all of Cold Steel's Japanese-styled bokkens. Some people don't like how large the tsuba (hand guard) is, but I love it. I also love the fact that it's also made of polypropylene instead of the typical run-of-the-mill plastic tsuba that always wobble. The fit of the tsuba is perfect and has not loosened whatsoever, but that's something all the cold steel bokkens share as a benefit.

As for durability, you can't get better than the o bokken. I own every single bokken Cold Steel has made, aside from the European-styled ones...this one is ...hands down... the best you can get if you plan on using it to spar. It's almost twice as thick and heavy as the original bokken - and from my experience, twice as durable. I've been training with it every day and the most I have seen in terms of damage is a few scuffs, which are hardly noticeable. The normal sized Cold Steel bokken accumulated damage faster than this one. Aside from the scuffs I mentioned, the tip has been worn down a bit...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rokushou on January 26, 2012
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This bokken is supposedly the "O" version of the Cold Steel Bokken Polypropylene Handle. In Japanese, "O Katana" translates to something along the lines of "Great Sword". Seeing the "O" in the name, I assumed that this bokken would be longer then the regular one I had. Sadly it is not much longer, with the blade only being 1 to 2 inches longer. The blade is much thicker though and it weighs about 50% more than the regular bokken. I find the weight to be a bit unbalanced, but it does help to build strength. I prefer the regular bokken to this one but it is still definitely a fun sword to use.

Specs Comparison (O Bokken vs Reg Bokken)
Blade Length: 31.5" vs 30"
Handle Length: 12.5" vs 11.5"
Overall Length: (for people who don't want to do math): 44" vs 41.5"
Weight: 28.6 oz. vs 17.7 oz.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Lydon on February 20, 2010
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It's a great training sword. The ONLY reason I give it 4 stars is because it isn't as well-balanced as the 41 1/2" Cold Steel bokken. I nicknamed my O Bokken "Claytana" for it's similaries to the two-handed claymore and it's shear massiveness in comparison to a regular bokken, being 38" and nearly 1/3 the weight. I own every Cold Steel training blade (except for the rubber knives) and I am very impressed by the durability and rigidity. One thing I would like to see from them is a textured grip. It doesn't matter much to me because I have a pretty solid grip on them with leather gloves.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Curtis Chandler on July 10, 2011
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i have quite a few bokuto/bokken but none like this. it has a good weight to it. and it actually has the Proper Curve to the "blade". very Durable and honestly i'm Considering ordering another one. my opponent is going to need a blade with the Same durability if i want to have a formidable opponent.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Darren J. Miller on January 9, 2010
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This thing is bulletproof! It flexes just a little more than a wooden bokken, but will not break.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rich on June 7, 2013
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Great weight, length. Also nice knowing that it won't break in two like some of my wood ones when practicing against harder objects.

Pros: good price, unbreakable, heavy

Cons: is not perfectly straight, effecting balance. (Hard to explain in words, but I will try... then using a proper two handed grip on the sword, looking down directly at the back of the "blade", you can see it curve off to one side or the other.) It can be bent back easily and maintains the shape here after, however, if you plan on using this for drills related to Kendo instead of Iaido, you will cause it to bend and have to adjust it, as your focus will not be on striking with the edge of the blade. This sword does not bend backwards or forwards, thus, curve of blade or spine is unaffected by use.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Allan on March 14, 2013
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The first thing i would say about this thing is that its tough. Its been put threw its ropes and holds up to full contact with adaults, good balance and feel, just dont leave it in the sun or it will warp, not a big deal as repair is the same process.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By thebat on February 11, 2013
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I owned the regular cold steel katana for a year before I ordered this one. My first impression was it was heavier and felt awkward. But after practicing for 30 min I picked up my regular one and was moving it so quickly and smoothly. I use this one to warm up with for 30 + min and use my regular one to practice hitting and accuracy. My one complaint about it isn't the weight but the handle feels too big around. Give it some time and practice though and you get used to it. Great bokken to build arm and hand strength for kendo.
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