Aikido Daito - 103cm

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Aikido Daito - 103cm

£50.00 ex VAT
£60.00 inc VAT

This 103cm Iwama Ryu Bokuto is a fine example of the long Bokken preferred by the Takemusu Aikido lineage following the teachings of Morihiri Saito sensei.


Crafted from Shiro Kashi, the traditional Japanese white oak favoured for its ideal balance between strength and flexibility, these classic Aikido Daito have a straight consistent grain and beautiful natural finish.


Suitable for both solo Suburi and partner work incorporating contact practices, the Iwama Bokken features a squared off Kissaki (tip), improving safety and complying with regulations for many Dojo and associations.


A comparatively straight Bokken with a Sori (curvature) of approximately 8mm, the thick cross section and chunky grip add to overall weight and add an element of grip training, perfect for Aikiken and Iwama Ryu specific practices.


Specification Details:




Weight Range*


Full Length


Blade Length


Tsuka Length


Tsuka Circumference


Tsuka Dimensions

2.8cm x 3.9cm

Tsuba Mount




Kissaki Style

Flat Squared


*Weight listed is an average based on a sample of 20 pieces.  Specific weight may vary due to the natural materials in use and cannot be guaranteed.



Bokken Engraving: 4-7 Working Days



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Very Good Quality Item
Very good quality item. Nice weight and hard wearing appearance. Mine did not appear to be what I would call varnished, like I have received from other suppliers. I will recommend this bokken to all of my students

Good student bokken for Iwama Aikido
This is a good bokken for new students or to fill the club weapons bag. The weight is highly variable, I have had a range from 698g to 839g. I would prefer consistently +800g. It is annoying that they are varnished, as this means a sanding session before use. I echo Ray's thoughts, perhaps a "premium" Iwama bokken could be added? Nine Circles Reply - These weapons are not varnished, only polished to a finish during production. Weights will vary due to these being made from a natural material. If you have specific requirements for weight please contact us at the time of order for assistance.

Stunning product - excellent service as usual
Just unwrapped the parcel and took the bokken for a test drive in the car park. Whilst my fellow workers might not have appreciated my suburi, I certainly appreciate the weight and feel of this bokken. Excellent product and fast shipping. Typical Nine Circles brilliance.

A Nice Tough Bokken
I've been using this weapon for quite some time now. A number of students at our school have had their bokkens chopped neatly in half by our teacher's own bokken technique. I am glad that this one has survived so far. It could benefit, I think, from being a little heavier and my particular one could be a bit better balanced, but otherwise it's great!

Excellent Bokken
Good size, weight, balance. Many of my club Aikidoka have asked for the details and going the same way.

I bought mine two years or more ago, and it is still in excellent condition, this is after Daily practice and teaching. This bokken will and has withstood a lot of punishment. Very happy.

Quite good... w/ a little but...
I agree with my friend Ray. Having them 2cm longer will be perfect... and more perfect if also done for "Iwama Jo" :)

These boken are good quality and great value for money. My own bokken bought in Iwama 10 years ago is 2 cms longer and has a denser grain which makes it heavier so if these improvements could be made to the Nine Circles product it would in my view be perfect.

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