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Not what i expected
on 10 October 2015
First impressions were good, packaged well and looks good in the scabbard but once out of the sheath and under close inspection i was disappointed.
firstly, the two halves are held together with tape, thin sticky tape, not even ribbon or a wrap.
It has a patent pending sticker on it, i am curious as to what the patent would be for..
Wood is very thin and it feels ever so fragile, other customers have said theirs has broken, fortunately mine has not as of yet although it's only been used a handful of times.
Very thin, feels delicate and doesn't inspire confidence when up against other bokens
rough and gluey magnet near guard/tsuba.
The wood does look nice and it does resemble a real blade though of course no where near the correct weight.
Doesn't quite have the same angle as the handle making the balance off.
Cheap cut out of ply wood
On the large size
Thick and feels solid
Best part of the overall product.
In conclusion, probably good for playing samurai in the garden but don't expect it to do any heavy work.
Showed it to my sensei, he laughed without mercy at it.