Iaido Training: iaito vs. boken

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  1. Clinton Shaffer

    Clinton Shaffer White Belt

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    Can anyone tell me if there’s a noteworthy difference between the handling and weight of an iaito when compared with that of a boken?
     
  2. BrendanF

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    There is. You may be able to visit a martial arts supplies shop and try handling both.

    With that said there is a fair degree of variance in the handling of different bokken and iaito/shinken. I have a small, super light iaito that handles very differently than my big extra heavy one. Likewise my hickory kingfisher bokken handles differently than my other shiro kashi ones.123
     

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