After doing a little research on the internet, I decided to get an Iwama-style dymondwood bokken from Bujin Design.  I had a chance to inspect some friend’s dymondwood jo once before and knew how solid this thing would be.  Layers of thin wood are pressed together then resin is machine-forced through the pores to create a “solid” wood.  High-gloss finish, sinks in water, very heavy.  And I named it Oni-Hanzo (Devil Hanzo).

Unfortunately, a month later, he met the same demise as Musashi, and I was back to the drawing board.

– Mushin!

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