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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
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B001S88V72
  • Item model number: 92BKL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,891 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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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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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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It may not be a fair comparison but I have a couple of fairly nice wooden bokken that I was hoping to replace with this one. The problem is that where I practice there are some stone walls in fairly close proximity that I have to be very careful around and don't like the thought of possibly ruining my ebony or ironwood bokken against. Thought this would fit the bill nicely. Unfortunately, it just doesn't feel very satisfying to swing around. Compared to my wooden bokken, it has a decent amount of weight, though still noticeably lighter than either of my wooden ones. The tsuka/grip is also a bit larger. These are not make or break issues. The issue for me is that it just feels more flexible. It doesn't give the nice solid feel that I have with the wooden swords. I have no doubt that this monster would stand up very well if one were to spar with it. I just don't like how it feels. Also note that what some of the other reviewers have said about it going out of straight easily but being easy to push back to straight is absolutely true. Being very particular about how a bokken looks though, whenever it goes out of straight bothers me quite a bit.

Yes, these are touchy feely very picky things to note about this, but plastic just doesn't do it for me. If those notions are not important to you, this would work very well and it is quite a bit cheaper than the wooden bokken that I am going to go back to using.
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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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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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The sword itself is wonderful as soon as you see it. It's big and able to be used with 2 hands. I can understand why people said it was a heavy version of the original Cold Steel Bokken. It's mostly dedicated for air strength training, and you definitely feel the burn after using it for a while. I love it cause the actual blade is not sharp, so I can technically carry it around for self defense :D
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