Originally posted by Chris Li
Rubbing two bokuto together can smooth out some of the surface grain (or so I'm told), which is supposed to help.
Yes, but what would this imply about the social station of the BUDOKA? I say this appropo of a come-uppance I once received from my girlfriend's sister who, upon seeing me rub the splinters ofF my chopsticks, admonished, "High class people don't do this." (Because they don't freqUent the slop-shops which provide cheap WARIBASHI.)