Introduction: Solid Hardwood Battle-Ready Bokuto (Japanese Practice Sword)
Hey everybody, Telos here bringing you another weapon-related slideshow. Now, this is a Bokuto/Bokken, which is a Japanese practice sword. The Bokuto is used by the Samurai of ancient Japan to practice sword moves without getting permanently injured. It is, however, still a deadly weapon in it's own right. It can easily cause bruises and break bones and if swung with the right force can easily kill someone. Miyamoto Musashi, a legendary Samurai, is known for being able to kill skilled enemies with just one or two Bokuto.
Now, I'm really pleased with the Bokuto I made. It mimicked the length and the curve of a Katana. It has a rounded Tsuka (hilt) so you know where the Tsuka ends and the blade begins. It is made out of one solid piece of Teak hardwood, and is VERY tough. I managed to repeatedly smack a coconut tree at full strength with the Bokuto and not even a single dent is apparent, hence the 'Battle-Ready' I put in the title.
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