Re: Cold Steel Bokken
I have them, but haven't used them against someone with a wooden bokken yet. I suppose I should bring them to the dojo and find out.
That said, I like them for practice at home. They have a nice grip and aren't too heavy when getting "fiddly" with movements. Plus I don't have to worry too much about them breaking, getting beat up, or needing treated.
Also, stay away from their "blackthorn stick" made out of the same material. I know some folks who practice fighting with the irish bata and the head is just glued on. It apparently pops off after a couple of wacks.