Product Information & Size Chart
Lightweight Chuto 91.5 cm - Buna
Made in Japan (Kyushu)
Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
Buna is a type of wood particularly light and yet relatively solid enough for a Bokken.
Bokken are divided into two categories: The "Daito" (standard length Bokken) and the "Chuto" (slightly shortened Bokken). The Chuto Bokken are used in certain schools specifically for practice regarding the distance, in Aikido they are mainly for children. The Chuto Bokken is 10 cm shorter than the standard model and this makes it the perfect weapon for children smaller than 150 cm. Because they are not supposed to practise heavy contact techniques, we do not offer a tsuba for this model. The standard tsuba sold individually are adaptable but remain loose.
Buna can present small imperfections and might not be perfectly straight. These model is a tool for practitioners with shoulder pain or disabilities preventing them from using a standard red oak/white oak model.
- Choice of wood species: Buna (Fagus crenata).
- Manufacturing workshop: Matsuzaki
Standard Chuto Specifications Wood Buna Weight ~340 g Full length 91.5 cm Blade length 63 cm Tsuka length 23 cm Tsuka diameter 35x25 mm Mine Hiramine (flat spine) Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt) Kissaki Shokissaki (small) (~2 cm)
*Due to the hand-made manufacturing, color and weight may vary slightly from one weapon to another