The Suburito is a specialized ancient training weapon that’s meant to simulate the weight of a real Japanese sword. Primarily intended for solo practice or cutting drills, it inspires respect, as it hits with terrific force. Our interpretation was inspired by a wooden Suburito in Akido 5th Dan, Andrew Demko’s private collection. Our President, Lynn C. Thompson trained with it for several months, and resolved to create one for Cold Steel. Injection molded from virgin high strength polypropylene with a long handle and square tip, it’s enormously resistant to breaking and will never shrink, rot, crack or splinter like a wooden Suburito is prone to do. It’s built to provide many years of hard service and, if used faithfully, it will surely make you a better swordsman. It has an elegant wood grain finish and bears the five major precepts of Japanese sword cutting, written in Kanji characters.