Re: griptape on bokken
[quote=Dan Gould]I find it terribly hard to accept that a bokken that isn't varnished is an illegal weapon."
I think the impliation was that grip tape may make it illegal, not varnish removal. I'm not sure. I suppose it also depends on the local laws. In Ontario, if I threaten or actually strike someone with a bokken (or other such shaped piece of wood), it would be considered a deadly weapon. Of course, such would not be the case on a hockey rink but I digress.