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Old 07-07-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
Dojo: Allegheny Aikido
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 165
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.
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