NOTE: you can make daggers if you scale this thing down).
Materials: enough wood to compensate for your sword (of course) if you want a tsuba (handguard) be sure to cover that too.
Tools: saw (any style will do, make sure you can cut your project with it though. Jigsaw and bandsaw are recommended).
Sander(any form is permitted, including lathes. For goreswords you may need a cylinder sander).
this project can take from a minute (or less) to 20 mins. dependant on the detail you put in your work.
Step 1: Cut It Out
Goresword lovers, a little note; don't go to too much effort in detail; or you might have trouble cutting it out.
Step 2: Sharpening
bokkens don't nessescarily have to be sharp; they just have to be in relatively good shape.
Step 3: Time To.... Do What Ever You Do With a Bokken!
P.S. enjoy your new tools of destruction!