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Old 05-29-2004, 07:00 PM   #14
Location: New England
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2
Re: Ordering a bokken/jo

I have and recommend (if it matches your style) the Iwama-style bokken from Kingfisher. I ordered it slightly thicker than standard to handle the heavy contact.

I'm the same height as you, and went with the standard length. I've heard that a good way to measure swords/bokkens is to hold it naturally down at your side, and the tip should just barely miss the ground.
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