A Bokken (木剣, bok(u), "wood", and ken, "sword") was a 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 were decorated with mother-of-pearl work and elaborate carvings. It was used almost exclusively for training. Most thought that the boken was used purely to prevent injury, but in reality it was also used because practicing with an edged blade would cause it to dull.
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- Bokken (Ambition's Debt)
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