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Old 05-06-2010, 08:42 AM   #7
Fred Little
Dojo: NJIT Budokai
Location: State Line NJ/NY
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 604
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Re: Where to buy what?

For bokken, shoto, and tanto, my new personal favorite is www.bethsbuki.com. Beautifully crafted weapons from carefully selected woods, with exquisite shape and balance. I particularly recommend Beth's work to anyone who has a need for copies of a specific bokken that can no longer be acquired from the original supplier. This is not a high-volume manufacturing operation, so there is waiting time involved for most orders, but my experience thus far -- primarily with naginata -- is that the buki are well worth the wait, a conclusion I reached after comparing her work with previous acquisitions from every other North American supplier of same.

Best,

FL

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