Sunday, May 17, 2009

Product Review: Single 40" Dragon Datio Bokken Kendo Practice Sword

Single 40

The bokken is constructed of oak with a shiny black lacquer finish. The handle of the boken is wrapped with aВ black cotton cord, just as a katana would be. The boken has been constructed with a high detail to replicate the look and feel of a katana, with a kissak at the end of the tip and a pentagonal spine and blade.

Other helpful reviews

After getting this product and reading all the others I just had to add my two cents. Overall the product is very good but it does have its good and bad. The bad is they could have sanded down the sword a littel more before patting due to you could see the bubbles; next is the wraping they used a cheap glue that after a couple of swings starts lossing up, they could have addd better glue or a tighter wrap; and last was the gaurd to start no instruction on how to places it on a littel trial and errer solved that. Now for the good the ingraving of the dargon is amazing addling a littel white would have real poped it out; Also the delivery was amazingly fast it was delivered a week before the time was said to be deliver. the packaging was a littel over kill but still good. Plus I thought I was only getting one I got two so bounes. Over all its a amazon bokken but if your going use it as solo practing add more glue to the wraping of the handel.


Single 40" Dragon Datio Bokken Kendo Pratice Sword

This product is a very nice looking sword, that is if you just wants to look at it, it's not very strong and breaks easily. If you plan to do some serious practice with it then it won't last you more than a month, mine only last for 3 weeks and then broke.



This bokken is awesome.I have accidentally smashed it into walls and it is still in one piece. Some of the paint chipped off along with a small piece of wood though. The sword is well balanced, about 7 inches above the guard. The grip is a major plus as it allows it to not fly out of your hands, haha.
Addressing the issues talked about the guard not fitting. I am not sure, but maybe now they have updated it since the one that shipped with mine fits. You can only fit it on one way since it is grooved and the rubber that keeps it in place is good, but it is getting a little loose now.


Excellent quality, extremely usable

I've been using a bokken in my yoga training for about a year now, and I ordered this one mainly because I wanted something a little more "dressy" (that and I love dragons). When I received this bokken, I was not disappointed. The bokken is solid, although I won't recommend it for sparring, due to the finish. It's also heavier than my old bokken, which will help in my workouts (get those wrists and forearms bulked out, right?). The picture doesn't show it, but the bokken was even delivered with a tsuba (cross-hilt), and the attachment ring for it. I greatly appreciated that. Delivery was quick, and I really liked the quality of the bokken. The reason why I gave the bokken a 4-star rating instead of 5 is because I noticed while I was going through my exercises, that the wrapped handle was coming loose. I was a little disappointed in that, but nothing that a drop or two of super glue won't fix! Overall, a very positive experience and a great product. Thank you!


vary nice bokken

I was happy with the bokken and the time it took to get here.two thumbs up!;)