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Old 06-14-2011, 10:43 AM   #13
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Re: Iwama bokken vs. "the other" bokken

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Jason Casteel wrote: View Post
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.
Hmmm

Have you ever seen a Japanese hoe that is that shape? That looks African. I tried to look for old Japanese hoe's but couldn't find any that weren't straight.

I hope no one checks my browsing searches for Japanese Hoe!!

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-It seems to be all about semantics!
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