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Coldsteel Unbreakable Wakizashi Description
Training with a “live blade” is great if your practicing tameshigiri or cutting. However, when it comes to partner practice it can be a little dangerous and you are likely to quickly run out of training partners. So the Japanese used Bokken and Shoto, simple wooden swords as training weapons to improve their skills with a lot less injuries. Over the years, Red Oak Bokken and White Oak Bokken have become the standard for wooden bokken to replaxce Katana and Shoto are the wooden equivalent for the shorter wakizashi but there are many varieties. The hardest varieties are made from extremely tough wood including the Japanese Green Oak. This nowadays is very expensive and Coldsteel have developed a synthetic substitute.
These coldsteel unbreakable Wakizashi are virtually indestructible and used for what they were intended are unbreakable. They don’t split or splinter like wood can and are completely waterproof and rot proof. Not only that, but Coldsteel unbreakable Wakizashi have been designed to be the same weight, length and size as a standard metal wakizashi so transitions to training with a ‘live’ Wakizashi is as smooth as possible.
Perfect for partner practice and sparring training, however if you use one against a wooden shoto you may break a lot, so it's best if you train against another Coldsteel Unbreakable Wakizashi. They also fit the plastic saya we sell at Enso martial arts so you can practice drawing the sword too.
Advice from the shop on Coldsteel Unbreakable Wakizashi
“They do feel a little odd, they are designed to be the same weight as a Metal Wakizashi rather than a Wooden Shoto, so can feel a little light. Don’t let that fool you, these Wakizashi are an amazing weapon from Coldsteel and a great modern addition to the training kit for a Japanese martial arts practitioner.”
Doug Swift - Owener of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Dimensions of our Coldsteel Unbreakable Wakizashi
Here are the dimensions of the coldsteel Unbreakable Bokken
- Total Length = 70cm / 27.5 inches
- Blade Length = 53 cm / 21 inches
- Tsuba Width = 7.5cm / 3 inches
- Handle Length = 16cm / 6.5 inches
- Blade Width = 4cm / 1.5 inches
All Bokken at Enso Martial Arts are 41.5 / 42 inches which is the standard katana length, unless otherwise stated, if you’re not sure on what is best for you, please contact us at our shop to discuss your best choice, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]
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Shipping your Coldsteel Unbreakable Wakizashi
We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you.
We can send your item(s) in the following ways:
Courier Tracked- Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.
Hermes- In our experience an extremely slow service, we cannot guarantee it will arrive. It isn't an option on the website for good reason, so if you want this pitiful service and your parcel thrown into a random hedge near your house, if you're lucky, just to save about £2 then simply call us on 0117 942 5832 and we can process your order over the phone.
UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows:
Europe: 2-3 working days
USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days