All students using a weapon such as a sword or knife, whether wooden or metal, are strongly recommended to do so only under the direction of a suitably qualified instructor and under controlled circumstances. As any weapon can break from impact or from sudden change in direction there is a high risk of injury either to the user or to bystanders. Action Martial Arts Supplies, their directors and employees, accept no liability for such injury or for damage to the weapon that is taken outside its design performance criteria and supply these weapons on the understanding that they will be used in a responsible manner under instruction from a skilled instructor. Please take care. We have a Kenjutsu DVD available on this site that outlines some of the safety aspects and encourage practitioners to familiarise themselves with this in advance.