Thanks for this - I'm getting fed up with the poor quality weapons that seem to be sold in most martial arts shops. I think it would be worth getting one shipped out to the UK.
How do you find the oval shape for kumitachi? Does it feel very different when you are turning the sword for the tsuki or defending from tuski (i.e. 'cos there isn't a turnable blade edge)?
Also, I know that many of the bokkens you can get from Japan seem too short - are these OK length?
Final question - I find the hilt of most cheap bokkens too narrow and give me hand cramps if I do lots of cutting - do these have nice meaty hilts?
Last edited by ian : 11-20-2002 at 03:57 AM.