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  • Japanese Wooden Weapons Craftsmanship, the Beginning of the End | In addition to the structural crisis affecting the industry, in 2019, the closure of one of the largest Japanese workshops, Horinouchi, then, in 2020, the covid crisis have for consequences a drastic increase in prices and production times, and mid-term, a probable disappearance of the manufacture of wooden weapons in Japan. To learn more, you can read our article detailing the situation and the measures taken to help this industry.

Classic Bokken

Average rating: 4.9/5 - 725 customer reviews

About Our Bokken

The wooden weapons proposed by Seido are manufactured by one of the last four traditional workshop in the south of Japan, in the region of Miyakonojo (Kyushu), Horinouchi, Nidome, Matsuzaki and Aramaki (learn more about the workshops on our Artisans Presentation Page). Seido is the only company in the world (including Japan) working with these 4 workshops simultaneously. Our weapons are selected according to the specialties of each workshop, the time of manufacture as well as the pricing. For our team, Bokken are not mere "products", they are handmade, unique, and vibrant pieces. We decided to separate the different shapes of Bokken and offer them in all types of wood. Available woods are red oak (Akagashi), white oak (Shirakashi), Isu no Ki, Sunuke, Tsubaki (Camellia), Hon Biwa (Loquat), Kokutan Murasaki (Purple Ebony), Shima Kokutan (Asian Ebony), Hon Kokutan (African Ebony), and Buna. You can refer to the page "How to Choose your Bokken/Wood" to help you make your choice. Please note that all models are not available in all wood types and rare woods can have manufacturing delays up to 5-6 weeks. Please refer to the detailed information on each product page. 
All Bokken can be engraved directly in our facilities within a few days.
In 2021, with concerns for the workers, all workshops greatly reduced the number of urethane varnished weapons and replaced the finish by a "Candle Wax". Seido is now transitioning to a new finish offer for the majority of its weapons, which consist in a either camellia oil treatment (standard finish) or a camellia oil with extra polishing + bee wax finish (Seido special finish). Until all stocks for varnish weapons run out, varnish finish is still offered on some weapons.

For more information about our partner craftsmen, check out our interviews with Master Aramaki, Master Matsuzaki and Master Nidome on youtube. 

All products displayed with the green tree icon fall under our forest preservation program. A flat amount is donated to the NGO MoreTrees for each piece ordered.

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  • Superior Kotobuki Bokken - By Master Aramaki

    ¥18,000 ~ ¥20,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Kotobuki Finish, Aramaki Workshop Specialty
    Selected High Quality White Oak, Red Oak, or Buna
    Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Extra-long Kissaki | Oil polishing finish
    The best oak or buna Bokken on the market. Seido Exclusive.
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    5/5 - 77 customer reviews
  • Standard Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥7,700 ~ ¥9,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak or White Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
    Camellia Oil Polish Finish
    Recommended for beginner
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    4.9/5 - 86 customer reviews
  • Deluxe Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥8,600 ~ ¥12,600

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak, White Oak
    Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki
    Standard Finish, Seido Special Finish
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    4.9/5 - 287 customer reviews
  • Deluxe Bokken - Exotic Wood - Tsubaki (Camellia Japonica)

    ¥16,200

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki | Oil polishing finish
    10/31/2024

    4.9/5 - 44 customer reviews
  • Tsubanashi Deluxe Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥8,600 ~ ¥12,600

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak, White Oak
    Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki
    Tsubanashi: without line demarcation for Tsuba
    Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    4.9/5 - 113 customer reviews
  • Tsubanashi Deluxe Bokken - Exotic Wood - Tsubaki (Camellia Japonica)

    ¥16,200

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki
    Tsubanashi: without line demarcation for Tsuba
    Oil polishing finish
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    5/5 - 38 customer reviews
  • Lightweight Deluxe Bokken - Buna

    ¥8,600 ~ ¥11,700

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Buna (Fagus Crenata)
    Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Daikissaki (long tip)
    Lightweight, yet standard shape.
    Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
    Temporarily out of stock

    5/5 - 5 customer reviews
  • Deluxe Grooved Bokken [Iai] - Classic Woods

    ¥9,000 ~ ¥15,200

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak or White Oak
    Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki
    Iai shape : grooved on each face
    Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    4.9/5 - 55 customer reviews
  • Superior Hon Biwa Bokken (Loquat) - By Master Aramaki

    ¥103,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Japanese true Loquat
    Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Extra-long Kissaki | Oil polishing finish
    Available in Deluxe shape or Tsubanashi shape.
    The best bokken ever, for any kind of practice.
    Sold Out

    5/5 - 11 customer reviews
  • Superior Hon Kokutan Bokken (African Ebony) - By Master Aramaki

    ¥99,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Hon Kokutan (African Ebony)
    Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Extra-long Kissaki | Oil polishing finish
    Available in Deluxe shape or Tsubanashi shape.
    Incredible quality. Very heavy, recommended for Suburi practice.
    Temporarily Out of Stock

    4.8/5 - 9 customer reviews
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