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Better than no saya January 25, 2007
Reviewer: Merlin Valencia from San Jose, CA United States  
I ordered this so I can practice Iaido with my bokken.  While like everyone says its similar to a toy saya its better than having no saya, of course using a bokken and a sword are somewhat different its an inexpensive way to get that feel.  I bought it for my Red Oak bokken and it did no fit so I wound up buying a white oak bokken and that one fits a bit loosely.  So take into account your bokken's design before buying.

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Great for what it is. October 27, 2006
Reviewer: Jeremy from Chicago, IL United States  
I highly recommend it, but want to forewarn you of some minor faults.  The bokken fits very loosely, rattles, and falls out easily.  It will definitely train you to keep a thumb on the tsuba, but allows too much rotation of the bokken while drawing or sheathing.  The distance from kurigata (cord knob) to koiguchi (sword opening) is almost twice normal.  The nylon sageo (cord) is short, light, and slippery.  It works well enough for tying into the obi or himo, but don't try to tie it around the saya.  Buy a cotton sageo.  Even with these faults I can't imagine a better bokken saya.  If you can't yet afford an iaito, at least get this!

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Plastic saya April 27, 2006
Reviewer: Chris Dalrymple D.C. from Brenham, TX United States  
I purchased  both the Master Quality Bokken, and the Traditional Bokken with plastic saya.  Both Bokken fit within the saya equally well. I can't declare that it is a universal saya, but even a VERY CHEAP short, straight, bokken that I purchased YEARS ago fits adequately into the saya.

The plastic saya is fairly sturdy in the vertical plane, but will bend and presumably crease, if bent too far in the lateral plane.  Treating it as a piece of equipment rather than a toy should allow it to hold up to just about anything.  

While it may not be the same as drawing a sword from a saya, the ability to draw a bokken from the saya makes this a very nice product!

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Good for Iaido beginner April 27, 2006
Reviewer: Hao from Rochester, NY United States  
This works well with the bokken I purchased here.  It's very useful for beginners of Iaido. Using an actual saya makes big difference in learning how to correctly draw and replace the blade.  A minor issue is that the plastic sageo is a bit too short, so it's not practical for some wazas that require drawing out the saya when it's tied.  I ended up not using it.

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Great saya for bokken April 27, 2006
Reviewer: Ron Taniguchi Jr. from Gardnerville, NV United States  
I have used my plastic saya for 6 months now with great results. My master quality bokken, as well as many others have fit really well. I'm glad that mine came with sageo. It is so much better than a golf tube.

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