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Old 12-09-2004, 04:40 AM   #3
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Re: splinters and dents in bokken

Wet the dented bits with boiling water (this will expand the wood), when dry, sand it. (you need to prevent splinters when you are 'drawing' the bokken. Make sure there are no large splits - if there are, do not use it for paired weapon work ('cos bits fly off it and hit people in the eye!)

Oiling it will protect it slightly, but do not oil the handle (will give you blisters - natural grease from your hands will keep handle in good shape)

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