A Japanese sword, or nihonto is one of the traditional bladed weapons
(nihonto) of Japan. There are several types of Japanese swords, according to
size, field of application and method of manufacture.
In modern times the most commonly known type of Japanese sword is the
Shinogi-Zukuri katana, which is a single-edged and usually curved long sword
traditionally worn by samurai from the 15th century onwards. Other types of
Japanese swords include: tsurugi or ken, which is a double-edged sword; odachi,
nodachi, tachi, which are older styles of a very long single-edged sword;
wakizashi, a medium sized sword; and the tanto which is an even smaller knife
sized sword . Although they are pole-mounted weapons, the naginata and yari are
considered part of the nihonto family due to the methods by which they are
Wooden Steel currently offers 4 standard varieties of Japanese Bokken.
A bokken (bok(u), "wood", and ken, "sword") (or commonly as bokuto in Japan),
is a Japanese wooden sword used for training, usually the size and shape of a
katana, but sometimes shaped like other swords, such as the wakizashi and tanto.
Some ornamental bokken are decorated with mother-of-pearl work and elaborate
Bokuto should not be confused with shinai, a sword made of bamboo that is
used for practice in kendo.
Katana or Daitio
Wakizashi or Shoto
Iwama Ryu Bokken
Each style can be customized to fit your needs.