Robert Cronin wrote:
My hunch from MattRice's post is that his friend probably didn't actually have one of the high-end impact-grade bokken.
My two cents.
Probably right, it's the only one I've ever seen, and I was guessing based on the coloring of the wood and the pictures/descriptions I've see on their site.
Anyway, as an aside, I tried to make one the way they do (no sandpaper, draw knives, spoke shaves) and man do I stink. Back to jackplanes and and sandpaper for me.