I’ve been trying to find a sensible way of making a bokken for a while now and happened upon some wood that had been felled from my friends garden last week.
I’ve stripped the bark and will shape the majority of the bokken using an axe, then finish the shaping with a knife and sandpaper. We shall see what happens.
I know that this isn’t really the way that you make a Bokken. Most bokken seem to be made by glueing and shaping wood over some assending pegs but I like using an axe, especially if it has a purpose.