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Koryu Bokken (Stylized)

Koryu Bokken (Stylized)

The wooden weapons proposed by Seido are manufactured by one of the last four traditionnal workshop in the south of Japan, in the region of Miyakonojo (Kyushu), Horinouchi, Nidome, Matsuzaki and Aramaki. 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. If you have got a preference for a particular workshop, please contact us for a quotation.

The "Koryu Bokken" are stylized Bokken used in particular Kenjutsu and Iaido schools. These specific Bokken are very diverse in terms of the length, thickness, or curvature. With the exception of the "Iwama Ryu" model made specifically for this school, the Bokken below are not suitable for beginners. In the Aikido practice, Bokken used in the Niten Ichi Ryu, Jiki Shinkage Ryu, Yagyu Shinkage Ryu and Katori Shinto Ryu are less popular than other models, however, for historical reasons related to the founder himself or other famous teachers, these models have, some success in certain groups. That is why they are available on SeidoShop.

The lightweight models are used for fine work, and such Bokken were used by O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, particularly for his Kata practice and his "divine dance". Practice with a thin and light Bokken helps working on speed and precision. The lightweight model, Yagyu Ryu, can be manufactured in all types of wood (made to order for most woods).

Heavy models are used for Tanren work (reinforcement). The Iwama Ryu model is particularly heavy and very suitable for practice of Suburi. The Keishi Ryu model is also well suited for that with its classic shape and curvature. Heavy models, because of their thickness, cannot be made of ​​Camellia, Sunuke, Musaraki Kokutan, and Shima Kokutan because of the scarcity of these woods.

All Bokken can be engraved directly in our facilities within a few days.
Finally, most of our weapons can be ordered either painted (urethane) or unvarnished. Unvarnished weapons require more maintenance but their touch is without comparison. Unvarnished weapons are significantly more expensive because of the more extensive polishing treatment with camellia oil.

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  • Iwama Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Iwama Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Iwama Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Iwama Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    Iwama Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥6,000 ~ ¥8,300

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Standard Iwama Shape - Heavy Bokken
    Red Oak, White Oak and Isu no Ki
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Squared kissaki
    Available with urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Iwama Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods
    • Iwama Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods
    • Iwama Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods
    • Iwama Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods

    Iwama Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods

    ¥25,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Standard Iwama Shape - Super Heavy Bokken
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Squared kissaki
    Available with urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Bokken Iwama Takemusu - Classic Woods
    • Bokken Iwama Takemusu - Classic Woods
    • Bokken Iwama Takemusu - Classic Woods
    • Bokken Iwama Takemusu - Classic Woods

    Bokken Iwama Takemusu - Classic Woods

    ¥7,000 ~ ¥7,800

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Traditional Iwama Shape - Heavy Bokken
    Red or White Oak
    Rounded Spine | Flat butt | Squared kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Yagyu Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Yagyu Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Yagyu Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Yagyu Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    Yagyu Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥5,000 ~ ¥7,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Yagyu Shape - Light Bokken
    Red Oak, White Oak and Isu no Ki
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Yagyu Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods
    • Yagyu Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods
    • Yagyu Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods
    • Yagyu Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods

    Yagyu Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods

    ¥20,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Yagyu Shape - Light Bokken
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Keishi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Keishi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Keishi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Keishi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    Keishi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥6,000 ~ ¥14,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Keishi Ryu Shape - Heavy Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Kashima Shin Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Kashima Shin Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Kashima Shin Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Kashima Shin Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    Kashima Shin Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥13,000 ~ ¥14,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Kashima Shin Ryu Shape - Super Heavy Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
    With large and thick wooden Tsuba
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥5,000 ~ ¥10,100

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Thin & medium weight, straight Bokken
    Red, white Oak or Isu no Ki
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥5,500 ~ ¥11,800

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Semi heavy weight, straight Bokken
    Red, white Oak or Isu no Ki
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Niten Ichi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Niten Ichi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Niten Ichi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Niten Ichi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    Niten Ichi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥4,500 ~ ¥10,100

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Thin & Light weight, straight Bokken
    Red, white Oak or Isu no Ki
    Rounded Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Musashi Original Oar Shaped Bokken - Red Oak
    • Musashi Original Oar Shaped Bokken - Red Oak
    • Musashi Original Oar Shaped Bokken - Red Oak
    • Musashi Original Oar Shaped Bokken - Red Oak

    Musashi Original Oar Shaped Bokken - Red Oak

    ¥16,000 ~ ¥17,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    The legendary Bokken made by Miyamoto Musashi himself to defeat Sasaki Kojiro.
    Super heavy, for Suburi practice only.
    Red oak only
    Urethane varnished
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Classic Woods

    Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥5,500 ~ ¥7,600

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Thin & Light weight, straigh Bokken
    Red, white Oak or Isu no Ki
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Exotic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Exotic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Exotic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Exotic Woods

    Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Exotic Woods

    ¥20,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Thin & Light weight, straigh Bokken
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥14,000 ~ ¥17,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Super heavy Bokken (for Suburi)
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
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