What is the difference between a standard and a deluxe bokken?

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Basically, the difference between a standard and a deluxe white oak Bokken is the quality of the wood used to make it.
The deluxe one is made of wood from the core part of a tree while a standard type is made using other parts of a tree. It will of course have an impact on the final design of a Bokken as a deluxe one will look smoother while some natural imperfections may be seen on a standard Bokken. Lastly, as you might imagined, the wood of a deluxe Bokken is more dense than that of a standard one which will make it less prone to scratches.

Our deluxe Bokken also features a curved spine(Koshisori) with a rounded butt also having the “Kenmine” cross section style for a more realistic Shinken feeling when training.