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Koryu Bokken (Stylized)

Average rating: 4.9/5 - 137 customer reviews

About our 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 Budo, Kobudo, Kenjutsu and Iaido schools. These specific Bokken are very diverse in terms of the length, thickness, or curvature. With the exception of the Takemusu Aiki, Sasaki Kojiro and Miyamoto Musashi models that are not used in any specific school, all other models are still in use today. 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. Similarly, Bokken used by schools from which Kendo originates have great success with Kendo practitioners.

The lightweight models are used for fine work, and such Bokken were used by Morihei Ueshiba, particularly for his Kata practice and his "divine dance". Practice with a thin and light Bokken helps working on speed and precision.

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. The Sasaki Kojiro Bokken is the only Nodachi/Odachi of the catalog, with a very classic shape and curvature, it will please all practitioners wishing to train with a Nodachi. 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

    ¥8,500 ~ ¥10,000

    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
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    21 customer reviews
  • Iwama Ryu Bokken - Exotic Woods

    ¥25,000 ~ ¥30,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Standard Iwama Shape - Super Heavy Bokken
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Squared kissaki
    Oil polishing finish
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    2 customer reviews
  • Iwama Takemusu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥10,000 ~ ¥11,500

    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: ships within 2 working days

    20 customer reviews
  • Yagyu Ryu Owari Branch Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥9,000 ~ ¥10,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Owari Branch Model - Light Bokken
    Red Oak, White Oak and Isu no Ki
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    15 customer reviews
  • Yagyu Ryu Owari Branch Bokken - Exotic Woods

    ¥20,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Owari Branch Model - Light Bokken
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
    Oil polishing finish
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    3 customer reviews
  • Keishi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥8,500 ~ ¥10,000

    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: ships within 2 working days

    13 customer reviews
  • Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Edo Branch Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥8,000 ~ ¥10,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Edo Branch model
    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: ships within 2 working days

    7 customer reviews
  • Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken [Matsuzaki Model] - Classic Woods

    ¥8,000 ~ ¥9,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Semi heavy weight, straight Bokken
    Red and white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Matsuzaki Workshop Design
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    16 customer reviews
  • Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken [Aramaki Model] - Classic Woods

    ¥14,000 ~ ¥15,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Semi heavy weight, straight Bokken
    Red and white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Aramaki Workshop Special Design (slightly shorter)
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Niten Ichi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥8,500 ~ ¥10,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Thin & Light weight, straight Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Rounded Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    14 customer reviews
  • Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥6,500 ~ ¥8,600

    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
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    1 customer review
  • Jiki Shinkage Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Exotic Woods

    ¥18,000 ~ ¥20,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Thin & Light weight, straigh Bokken
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
    Oil polishing finish
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    2 customer reviews
  • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥14,000 ~ ¥16,000

    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: ships within 2 working days

    4 customer reviews
  • Kashima Shin Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥16,000 ~ ¥18,000

    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: ships within 2 working days

    6 customer reviews
  • Kashima Shinto Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥9,000 ~ ¥10,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Kashima Shinto Ryu Shape - Heavy Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Beveled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Made to order: ~15 weeks

    1 customer review
  • Kasumi Shinto Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥5,500 ~ ¥7,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Semi heavy weight Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Chevroned Spine | Flat butt | Long Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Orders are temporarily suspended.
    See product page for details.

    1 customer review
  • Shinto Muso Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥7,000 ~ ¥8,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Semi heavy weight Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Orders are temporarily suspended.
    See product page for details.

    No reviews yet
  • Ono-Ha Itto Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥9,500 ~ ¥10,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red or white Oak
    Rounded Spine | Flat butt | Short Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    2 customer reviews
  • Hokushin Itto Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥10,000 ~ ¥11,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Heavy weigh Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Rounded butt | Small Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Made to order: ~15 weeks

    2 customer reviews
  • Jigen Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥7,000 ~ ¥9,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Jigen Ryu Main Branch Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Short Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Orders are temporarily suspended.
    See product page for details.

    No reviews yet
  • Yakumaru Jigen Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥9,500 ~ ¥11,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Yakumaru Jigen Ryu Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Straight cut Kissaki
    Very special triangular section shape
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Kurama Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥11,000 ~ ¥13,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Kurama Ryu Shape - Super Heavy Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Long Kissaki
    With large and thick wooden Tsuba
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Orders are temporarily suspended.
    See product page for details.

    No reviews yet
  • Tatsumi Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥14,000 ~ ¥16,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Heavily curved thick & Heavy Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Beveled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Tennen Rishin Ryu Bokken

    ¥15,000 ~ ¥16,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    The heaviest of all Koryu Bokken
    Red oak only
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Shindo Yoshin Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥11,000 ~ ¥13,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Heavy weight, heavily curved Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Orders are temporarily suspended.
    See product page for details.

    1 customer review
  • Sasaki Kojiro Bokken/Nodachi - Classic Woods

    ¥30,000 ~ ¥32,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Sasaki Kojiro Original Nodachi Bokken
    Red or White Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small kissaki
    Total length: 128 cm
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    2 customer reviews
  • Musashi Original Oar Shaped Bokken - White Oak

    ¥30,000 ~ ¥32,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    The legendary Bokken made by Miyamoto Musashi himself to defeat Sasaki Kojiro.
    Super heavy, for Suburi practice only.
    White oak only
    Urethane varnished
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    4 customer reviews
  • Tendo Ryu (Naginata Yo) Bokken - Classic Woods

    ¥11,000 ~ ¥12,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Thin & Light weight, straigh Bokken
    Red or white Oak
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Beveled Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    No reviews yet
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