I bought one of these to give as a gift， and then bought another to keep for myself. I ended up keeping both to use for playful sparring with former girlfriend. I have no martial arts or swordfighting training， so I am not qualified to offer an opinion on their effectiveness as authentic training items， but I enjoy them quite a bit. Be careful with use， as I imagine a strike to an unprotected part of the body could really hurt.
++ handmade swords★中学生 ++( 46回 )
I love this weapon. It maybe lighter than wood， but it is far more durable. I also like its lightness because it can used with speed. I plan to get a second one to have a matching pair. I have 2 Wooden Wakazashi Bokken and 1 Wooden Tanto Bokken， and all three are stored because they get chipped and start to split. I will only use Cold Steel Trainers from now on. The Cold Steel trainers don't have the distracting vibration that wood creates hitting a target. Lastly， a well placed strike with a Cold Steel trainer can be just as brutal as a Wooden Bokken strike.
++ Japanese Wakizashi★幼稚園生 ++( 3回 )
For the price I couldn't be happier with this sword. I debated spending a lot more money and getting a sword with much more pedigree. I'm very glad I decided to take a risk. There is no wobble at all in the sword. The blade is beautiful and for entertainment I went outside and pruned a few trees. The blade worked as well or better than a machete even though it's a thicker blade. If the blade did not bend and it is still very sharp. I was very impressed as I swung very hard.
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++ real samurai swords★小学校中学年 ++( 19回 )
It's good for show but if u cut with it the gold starts to come off