Giveaway: Shinbudo Weapons Japanese Bokken
Bokken sweet! Not only does Dennis King of Shinbudo Weapons make all of these slick katana-style Japanese training tools by hand in his Oregon shop, but now he's giving one away to one lucky Dude reader! Click here and enter to win a Ku, Fu, or Chi Bokken in your choice of size and color! A $250 value!
This giveaway is open to entrants worldwide.
About Shinbudo Weapons Japanese Bokken
Bokken are traditional, usually katana-shaped training tools used in Japanese martial arts. Dennis King of Shinbudo Weapons makes all of them himself, by hand is his Corvallis shop. Corvallis is in Oregon, the capitol of recycling and being nice to people and trees, so King also carves his bokken out of post-consumer wood products that emulate the qualities of exotic woods without harming the environment.
Shinbudo Bokkens are deemed training tools because their long, curved bodies have smooth edges and blunt ends that, upon impact, will presumably feel more like the nun rapping your knuckles than cutting them off. The 3 choices of bokken styles Shinbudo Weapons is offering up to our giveaway winner are the Ku Bokken, Fu Bokken, and Chi Bokken. Their differences lie largely in blade and point shapes. Each bokken measures approximately 39" long, but is available in 3 different thicknesses to accommodate varying hand sizes. King guarantees the balance, weight, feel, and overall quality of every weapon that leaves his shop.
All Shinbudo bokken also come in a choice of 12 colors, samples of which can be viewed here.
Ku Bokken. "Ku" means "Void" or "Nothingness" in Japanese. King's Ku Bokken plays on the idea of having no beginning or end, and is his take on a traditional Japanese bokken. Ku has a rounded blade and kissaki, or point.
Fu Bokken. Japanese for "Wind", the Fu Bokken emulates the wind's effect on desert dunes. It has a smooth profile, beveled blade, and traditional round kissaki.
Chi Bokken. Meaning "earth" or "soil", King named his Chi Bokken as a nod to mountains that remain strong with "angled peaks timelessly thrust into the sky" despite Mother Nature's constant attacks. It features a beveled blade and tanto-style kissaki.
Shinbudo Weapons Japanese Bokken Giveaway Entry Instructions
To register, click here and fill out the Shinbudo Weapons Japanese Bokken Giveaway entry form. Or, if you're already a member of DudeIWantThat.com, when the magic entry form button appears, just click it to enter.
Giveaway prize includes 1 x Japanese bokken training tool in the winner's choice of Ku, Fu, or Chi styles. Winner will also select sword size and color. Retail value is $250.
The Shinbudo Weapons Japanese Bokken Giveaway entry period is open through 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Our drawn winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours of the entry period's conclusion, and will have 12 hours to respond and claim his/her prize. (Should we not hear back from a drawn winner in the specified time period, a new winner will be drawn and contacted.)
Winner should allow up to 3 weeks for prize delivery.
Once winners are drawn and confirmed, they will be announced below.
This giveaway is open to entrants worldwide.
Get a Shinbudo Weapons Japanese Bokken Now
If you need a bokken ASAP...or need a second bokken for battling your friend Cornelius after your win the first one, click here to check out Shinbudo Weapons' complete inventory. All bokkens range from $250 to $350. Unless...unless!...you have the $50 off coupon code I am about to give you.
Type in DUDE50 at checkout and you'll get $50 off each handmade bokken you order. Yep, that's $50 off per item, so you'll be able to buy a bokken, gift a bokken, bokken up the whole crew for Halloween, and crown yourself the First Coming of Bokken at LARPers Night Out under the I-5 overpass in North Seattle at a pretty substantial discount.
Shinbudo Weapons Japanese Bokken Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Michael S. of Brooklyn, NY, winner of the Japanese Bokken from Shinbudo Weapons (he went with the Ku Bokken in color Sand)! Thanks to all entrants, and be sure to check the Dude homepage or Dude Giveaways section for your chance to enter our latest prize drawing.
Dude Giveaway Vendor Participation
Are you an online retailer with a Dudeworthy product you'd like to grace upon our readers? Consider a Dude Giveaway partnership! Click here for details on prerequisites, giveaway procedures, and our contact information.