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Old 06-14-2011, 10:34 AM   #12
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Re: Iwama bokken vs. "the other" bokken

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Tim Jester wrote: View Post
It actually looks like some sort of sword to me. I believe a hoe handle is just straight like a jo so I doubt he ever used it as a sword.

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Hoe handles are not always straight, but if that is the bokken in question, it could very well have been when it was being used as a hoe and then steamed/bent and carved down when made into a bokken.

http://dogonlanguages.org/photos/037...aradawa_JH.jpg
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