History Main / WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter

11th Apr '16 2:07:38 PM Willbyr
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** Though the fact that he is [[spoiler: a WarriorPrince of a star nation whose [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething royalty]] are a living, breathing {{Physical God}}s]] generally makes the matter irrelevant.

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** Though the fact that he is [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a WarriorPrince of a star nation whose [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething royalty]] are a living, breathing {{Physical God}}s]] generally makes the matter irrelevant.



* ''Manga/AsuNoYoichi'', based around a martial art style using a wooden sword. The title character and the eldest two of the main family use wooden swords, and the eldest is a teacher, and has the youngest as one of her students

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* ''Manga/AsuNoYoichi'', ''Manga/SamuraiHaremAsuNoYoichi'', based around a martial art style using a wooden sword. The title character and the eldest two of the main family use wooden swords, and the eldest is a teacher, and has the youngest as one of her students
17th Mar '16 5:01:59 PM shadowbeast
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* Never ever ever allow the ''ComicBook/KnightsoftheDinnerTable'' to handle training weapons, be they wood, plastic, or ''foam''. [[http://www.kodtweb.com/2015/11/27/title-001-9/ One recent webstrip]] has BA sporting a shiner after Bob "mercy-killed" him during a LARP dungeon crawl, in which BA took a critical hit to the hip and couldn't walk out. They always overdo it when playing with foam melee weapons, Brian having once laid Bob out with a foam sword.

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* Never ever ever allow the ''ComicBook/KnightsoftheDinnerTable'' ''ComicBook/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' to handle training weapons, be they wood, plastic, or ''foam''. [[http://www.kodtweb.com/2015/11/27/title-001-9/ One recent webstrip]] has BA sporting a shiner after Bob "mercy-killed" him during a LARP dungeon crawl, in which BA took a critical hit to the hip and couldn't walk out. They always overdo it when playing with foam melee weapons, Brian having once laid Bob out with a foam sword.
17th Mar '16 5:01:19 PM shadowbeast
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* Never ever ever allow the ''ComicBook/KnightsoftheDinnerTable'' to handle training weapons, be they wood, plastic, or ''foam''. [[http://www.kodtweb.com/2015/11/27/title-001-9/ One recent webstrip]] has BA sporting a shiner after Bob "mercy-killed" him during a LARP dungeon crawl, in which BA took a critical hit to the hip and couldn't walk out. They always overdo it when playing with foam melee weapons, Brian having once laid Bob out with a foam sword.
15th Mar '16 2:01:54 PM superkeijikun
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* Musashi himself is an example of how potentially deadly a bokken can be, tales of his exploits often indicate that he has employed wooden swords to lethal effect. The most famous example of this is his use of a bokken against his rival, Sasaki Kojirou, in their fight on Ganryuu island that he carved from a spare oar on the boat he rode in on the way over. This is an example of tactical brilliance as Musashi deliberately carved his weapon to be slightly longer than Kojirou's infamous "drying pole" (Sasaki was usually using a ''[[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana nodachi]]'' a sword that was considerably longer than the average katana) in order to overcome Kojirou's reach advantage.

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* Musashi UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi himself is an example of how potentially deadly a bokken can be, tales of his exploits often indicate that he has employed wooden swords to lethal effect. The most famous example of this is his use of a bokken against his rival, Sasaki Kojirou, in their fight on Ganryuu island that he carved from a spare oar on the boat he rode in on the way over. This is an example of tactical brilliance as Musashi deliberately carved his weapon to be slightly longer than Kojirou's infamous "drying pole" (Sasaki was usually using a ''[[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana nodachi]]'' a sword that was considerably longer than the average katana) in order to overcome Kojirou's reach advantage.
13th Feb '16 1:59:54 AM signal11
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* Some wooden katanas have an advantage in being lighter than most other weapons. This allows the user to move quicker and strike faster/more strategic. However, there are ''different'' types and sizes of bokkens, optimized for different training styles and techniques, and only some of them are lighter than the real swords. Because they're made from a hard, dense woods like oak and are much thicker that metal swords, they can sometimes weigh up to twice more than the real sword.

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* Some wooden katanas have an advantage in being lighter than most other weapons. This allows the user to move quicker and strike faster/more strategic. However, there are ''different'' types and sizes of bokkens, optimized for different training styles and techniques, and only some of them are lighter than the weighing almost as much as real swords. Because they're made from a hard, dense woods like oak and are much thicker that metal swords, they can sometimes weigh up to twice more than the real sword.swords.
11th Feb '16 1:30:43 PM Foton
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** Yes, before you ask, from the third game onward, you can dual wield wooden swords. It is as lethal as it sounds, especially in 3 due to dual wield stance's moves being incredibly powerful and versatile.
19th Jan '16 2:51:59 AM Adept
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* Wooden Sword Ryu in ''ShamanKing'' wields a wooden sword, and the trope is played with quite a bit: initially, he's just a punk with a sword, but he eventually becomes a shaman and [[TookALevelInBadass demonstrates that he's not so weak after all]].
* When Thor is stuck as a human in ''MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'', Mjollnir disguises itself as a wooden sword.

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* Wooden Sword Ryu in ''ShamanKing'' ''Manga/ShamanKing'' wields a wooden sword, and the trope is played with quite a bit: initially, he's just a punk with a sword, but he eventually becomes a shaman and [[TookALevelInBadass demonstrates that he's not so weak after all]].
* When Thor is stuck as a human in ''MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'', ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'', Mjollnir disguises itself as a wooden sword.
14th Jan '16 4:42:28 PM eroock
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->''Wooden or bamboo swords are just as sharp as metal swords, if not sharper.''

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->''Wooden ->''"Wooden or bamboo swords are just as sharp as metal swords, if not sharper.''"''
10th Dec '15 5:42:38 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''Kaiketsu {{Zorro}}'' (the anime adaptation of Zorro): one episode had amped up the threat to Zorro due the danger of a villain getting his hands on a katana, but, due a mishap, it was actually a wooden replica, quickly cut by Zorro's sword when he was forced to block.

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* Subverted in ''Kaiketsu {{Zorro}}'' {{Franchise/Zorro}}'' (the anime adaptation of Zorro): one episode had amped up the threat to Zorro due the danger of a villain getting his hands on a katana, but, due a mishap, it was actually a wooden replica, quickly cut by Zorro's sword when he was forced to block.
7th Dec '15 6:21:48 AM Prfnoff
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* Used in ''{{Holyland}}'' by Taka the kendoka.

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* Used in ''{{Holyland}}'' ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'' by Taka the kendoka.
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