Honing your sword fighting skills with real sharp metal swords is probably not the best idea. While lessons learned from a sharp blade aren't soon forgotten, it is always best to conduct sword scrimmages with wooden or foam swords. You are less likely to harm each other with these non-lethal options.
I do not know much about shinai but all the other places I checked and they were more expensive. I like this because it has a longer tsuka than my bokken and it is longer. It gives me more reach over my friends.
This item is only able to be used as either a display or just as a technique reference tool NOT FOR ACTUAL SPARRING! It makes a great toy or for use teaching a child about sword safety and teaching them techniques they can later transfer over to with a real blade.
I just got this sword the shipping only took 4 days, so great shipping. to begin with this sword is awesome for sparring it has some weight to it the you will need armor to spar. The handle is great also the blade is very sturdy. Overall thanks Budk!
this bokken is well worth the money. It is of a quality that is only found in much more expensive bokkens. It is perfect in weight and size for women and short stature Students, which is hard to find. The guard is way to loose which is of no matter for aikido students since we take the tsuba off anyway. buy this one it is well worth the money!!
I just got this sword in the mail and let me say, it is amazing! It's 3x better then I thought it would be. The quality is great, the weight is nice and, well, weighty! Not to mention that the blade is nice and squishy so that you don't get yourself hurt!