A wooden version of the Japanese Wakizashi sword, this is quite a rare item even in the martial arts world. The red oak shoto is used very much like the bokken is used in replacement of the katana. As said there are not many styles that used these and even less that actually train regularly with them.
Saying that Japanese sword practitioners like to dabble with them and get used to a bit of two sword practice and some closer distance training. They also are great for really young kids, who want to do some bokken work, but cannot find a bokken small enough for them. This is when the red oak bokken works perfectly for them.
Comes complete with a plastic tsuba or guard should you want it and made entirely from the hard wood red oak. Good reliable weapon and there is no need why you’ll ever need to buy another one.
“There’s not a huge amount of variation on these across the market. Apart from the high high end of the price scale, this is pretty much it, so if you need one, you might as well buy this one as they’ll all be the same.”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Here are the dimensions of this Red Oak Shoto:
If you have any questions about the Red Oak Shoto you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]
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:
Royal Mail 2nd Class signed - Pretty slow service but will get there eventually. We will try and post it the same day the order comes to us, but not always possible for us. More than likely we will post the next day or day after that. Only possible for small lightweight items, as heavy items are more expensive than UPS.
UPS Standard - Order before 12pm and we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next day. If you order after 12pm we can still pack it and have it ready but it is less likely to be collected the same day (still possible though, depends when the UPS man comes) and will arrive the day after that.
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: