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Old 04-08-2005, 03:44 PM   #1
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Cleaning your bokken.

Any reccomendations on how to clean and cleaning materials to use? A fellow student told me Murphy's Wood oil, but if a Bokken has a finish on it what does an oil do? Or am I totally missing the point?

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Old 04-08-2005, 09:39 PM   #2
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Re: Cleaning your bokken.

Watch out for the bokken sanitation department. You never know when they might show up and do an inspection.
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Old 04-09-2005, 01:11 AM   #3
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Re: Cleaning your bokken.

I never clean it. But I must add I do not use it very often. I do inspect it for splinters though.

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Old 04-09-2005, 04:33 AM   #4
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Re: Cleaning your bokken.

I clean mine by wacking it with vigor and against those of my dojo mates.

To just get the dust off, though, I do a simple cut in the air 300 times or so.
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:23 AM   #5
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Re: Cleaning your bokken.

I use Old English oil after a light fine grain sanding proceeded by a rub down with a course hand towel. The towel removes dead skin which tends to adhere, the sanding removes splinters, and the oil helps protect the "fresh" wood.
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Old 04-09-2005, 03:57 PM   #6
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Talking Re: Cleaning your bokken.

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Sean Constable wrote:
Any reccomendations on how to clean and cleaning materials to use? A fellow student told me Murphy's Wood oil, but if a Bokken has a finish on it what does an oil do? Or am I totally missing the point?

Ummmm, if you're totally missing the point isn't that a jo?
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Old 04-09-2005, 04:01 PM   #7
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Re: Cleaning your bokken.

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Ummmm, if you're totally missing the point isn't that a jo?
Not if the bokken is a Shibasen (no pointy bit)
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:57 AM   #8
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Re: Cleaning your bokken.

Cleaning Bokken!!!???

Whatever next!!!

People will be washing their belts!!!!!!


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Old 04-11-2005, 01:49 PM   #9
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Re: Cleaning your bokken.

In the past I've used Tung oil, or linseed oil (get the kind with no lead in it!).
I recently received a beautiful jo for my birthday (Yeah, my wife gave me a stick! for my birthday, though it is a very nice stick.
It's a very hard wood, and our head instructor, who does fine woodwork suggested a coat of lemon oil on it.

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Cleaning Bokken!!!???

Whatever next!!!

Those blood stains just get so ugly, though!

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Old 04-11-2005, 04:02 PM   #10
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Re: Cleaning your bokken.

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Those blood stains just get so ugly, though!
That's not ugly....that's character

Bronson

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