Trunk & Branch offers wooden weapons that are shaped and finished by hand, out of a variety of woods suited for full-impact training. If you would like a weapon, style or wood not listed below, please email for an estimate on custom work.
Long swords often used in Japanese martial arts.
The “standard” bokken, designed to be an average size, weight and curvature and therefore suitable for many aikido styles. Length: 40 inches, available with sword, chisel, or blunt tip.
This bokken is designed for use specifically with Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu. It is a shorter, slimmer, lighter bokken, meant for speed. Length: 38.5 inches, available with chisel tip only.
Jatoba or Hickory: $80.00
Black Locust: $70.00
Patterned after Japanese short swords. Often used as a pair (kodachi) with a bokken.
An average size, weight and curvature and therefore suitable for many aikido styles. Available with sword, chisel, or blunt tip.
This shoto is designed for use specifically with Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu. Available with chisel tip only.
Jatoba or Hickory: $60.00
Black Locust: $50.00
Wooden training knives. Available in a wider variety of woods and styles than ‘contact’ weapons. May be shaped like a standard Japanese tanto, a kitchen knife, or many other common shapes.
Custom styles are available - contact me to see what is available, or could be made to your requirements.
Starting from: $20.00
Large, heavy weapons meant for solo, non-impact training. Available in woods beyond what is normally recommended for impact weapons.
42 inches long, and signficantly heaver than a standard bokken.
48 inches long, this can easily weigh 4lbs. 4lbs does not sound very heavy, but trust me – this is a lot of weight to swing around for an extended period of time.
Standard, Jatoba or Hickory: $140.00
Standard, Black locust: $120.00
Large, Jatoba or Hickory: $160.00
Large, Black locust: $140.00
Simple round wooden staves - available in custom lengths and diameters.
The standard dimensions are 50 inches long and 15/16 inches in diameter.
By default, we use the standard dimensions for TSKSR for our bo: 72 inches long x 1.25 inches in diameter, though this can be customized. Bo are NOT available in black locust.
Jo, Jatoba or Hickory: $55.00
Jo, Black locust: $50.00
An o-naginata patterned off the TSKSR standard
The standard length is 99 2/3 inches. The blade portion is curved slightly less than standard due to the inherent fragility of a pointed tip.
Jatoba or Hickory: $190.00
I also craft a small amount of accessories for dojos. Contact me with your specs for requests.
Dowel or carved racks are available in a variety of woods and sizes.
Boxes for small object storage are available as custom made items. The example you see on this site are patterned on Japanese toolboxes.
Simplified gates meant to mark the entrance to a sacred space, tori are often used in dojos to mark an entrance or the tokonoma.
Display name tags on a custom-made board.
All pieces are custom work: Email for estimates
No. I am not currently accepting requests for estimates and orders. However, you can email if you'd like a notification of when I open the queue back up.
I am moving across the country, and until I am settled in a permanent location, I will not have tool access or workspace.
I hope to begin accepting orders by the end of 2017.