Thread: Why no tsuba?
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:35 AM   #15
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Re: Why no tsuba?

I personally like my bokken to have some weight to them. In my (admittedly meager) experience, those bokken which can accommodate a tsuba tend to have thinner blades and therefore are usually lighter than I like them.

There is no rule at my dojo against using bokken with tsuba, but I use an Iwama-style bokken without a tsuba for this reason.