Double the trouble and double the value, this set has it all. These bokkens are constructed from solid wood with flair. The golden design looks like spun gold and makes for an overall exquisite piece. Use these wooden swords for training and sparring. ABS guards are provided to protect the hands. Use these amazing set to practice kumitachi . The partnered forms practice of aiki-ken is called kumitachi, meaning the crossing/meeting of swords. Aiki-ken is the name given specifically to the set of Japanese sword techniques practiced according to the principles of aikido. So if you must practice, practice in style with this outstanding set.