Wooden Swords

In practicing swordsmanship, one needs to have a training equipment. Because let’s face it, no one would want to point a sharp steel blade at their friends or peers. Especially if it is possible to have the same effect with a wooden sword. Wooden swords are widely known as Bokken in Japan, and are katana-shaped. Wooden swords have a sole purpose in training and mastering the swordsmanship. There are several variations of wooden swords, like long swords, double handed swords, sabers, wooden katana and many more. Wooden swords are more widely used in Japan because of a great swordplay history. Hence, we find many dojos in Japan and school clubs that teach kendo, aikido or laido, requiring a practice sword. There are some ornamental wooden swords as well that one can use for display as well as for practice.