Specialty Bokken - Red Oak and Maple
Custom handmade Bokken using Red Oak and Maple.
This Bokken is made with a wood bending process to produce a strong weapon and a clean look. It started as a block of Red Oak wood approx. 42" x 3" x 1-1/4" and was sliced into six 1/4" thick strips that were 1-1/4" wide and 42" long. These strips are then glued and clamped to a form, to produce and hold it's curve.
Two thing strips of Maple were laminated to sides and the shaping process began.
As an option, you can choose a personalized Kanji / Katakana symbol(s) to be burned on the handle. Go to the "Kanji" item in this store (https://aikidowinnipeg.com/store/kanji-woodburning/) to add you selection to the cart.
The Red Oak is a little lighter than other woods. Coming in at 500 grams, it is an idea Bokken for those who may want a lighter weapon.