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Old 09-06-2010, 07:34 PM   #10
Jim Sorrentino
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Re: Review: Kingfisher Woodworks Enhanced Appalachian Hickory Bokken

Hello Rob,

Robert M Watson Jr wrote: View Post
I wonder if they will perform this process on an existing used piece and how much weight it will add and at what price?
I can't speak for Brad on this question, but you have nothing to lose by contacting him through the Kingfisher website and asking.

I believe that the process increases the weight of the bokken by about 30 percent.

There are some interesting videos by a fellow who smashes various bokken (including a Kingfisher grade 7 hickory, NOT enhanced) into a tree in his yard. You can see the results at


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