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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.
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About Our Chuto (Short/Kids Bokken)
The wooden weapons proposed by Seido are manufactured in the south of Japan, in the region of Miyakonojo (Kyushu) by one of the last traditional workshops (Learn more about the workshops on our Artisans Presentation Page). 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) Buna and Kiri. 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 of up to 5-6 weeks. Please refer to the detailed information on each product page.
The models in this category are Chuto Bokken, 10 cm shorter than standard Bokken. They are used in some Koryu, by Tada Shihan in Aikido, and mainly by kids.
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 with "Candle Wax". Seido is now transitioning to a new finish offer for the majority of its weapons, which consists of either camellia oil treatment (standard finish) or camellia oil with extra polishing + bee wax finish (Seido special finish). Until all stocks for varnish weapons run out, a varnish finish is still offered on some weapons.
¥7,000Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
Camellia Oil Polish Finish
Short model : 91 cm > for kids
In stock: ships within 2 working days
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