Aikiken is the term usually applied to bokken exercises in aikido. The word stresses that the techniques must be in accordance with the Aiki principle. This bokken is great for practice as it is constructed of wood with a blue finish. The golden design looks like spun gold and makes for an overall exquisite piece especially since it is paired with a blue finish. Use this weapon for training and sparring. ABS guards are provided to protect the hands. Included is a carrying case. This short case is made very durable from a tough nylon construction with a hard inner lining which helps the sword stay in place. Stitched onto the nylon case is a cross chest strap which goes onto your back. Either you hold it on your shoulder or strap it across onto your back. This Nylon Mini Size Sword Carrying Case can hold a regular size Japanese Katana sword, wooden bokkens, Shinai bamboo swords, and foam cosplay swords.