Aramaki Original Tagayasan Bokken (Senna Siamea)

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Available fonts (style) 4 Japanese fonts, 3 English fonts
Depth The stronger the laser, the deeper the engraving. Superficial is quite discreet, standard is deep enough to stand forever, deep can go up to 1 mm depth and creates a burning effect within the engraving.
Free transcriptions You can write your name in English and select a "Japanese" font, in which case we will take care of the transcription. Note that several translations exist for the same name and that we cannot accept claims. (Please use the text field to add a comment if the pronunciation is unusual. If you already have a translation, please attach a picture). We do not translate expressions, only names or words. Requests for expressions translations will be ignored and refunded.
Limitations We engrave in Japanese and English only (no Chinese, Korean, etc.) For any special request (logo/design), contact us prior to your order. (Undiscussed demands will be ignored).
More information Embroidery workshop & Japanese free translation (on site), Transcription usages (Seido Blog), and the engraving workshop presentation (Youtube)
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Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1

  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken/Shoto.
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    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2

  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken/Shoto.
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    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°3

  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken/Shoto.
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    Nylon Cover for Bokken with shoulder strap

    Made in Japan

    Material: Nylon

    Length: 105 cm | Weight: 260 g

    Available color: Black & Navy Blue

    Name plate option: Synthetic leather embroidered name plate (maximum 1 name)

    This model is made of particularly strong nylon. The shoulder strap will allow to carry 2 bokken comfortably on your shoulder. Synthetic leather reinforcements at the bottom of the cover for better resistance.

    Please note that this cover is for bokken only, and the length is not sufficient for the transport of Jo. For Bokken, Jo & Tanto sets, please see the Carry Bag Bokken/Jo/Tanto (nylon) model.

    "Name Plate" Option: Optionally, you can add a name plate embroidered with your name. This plate is made of synthetic leather, and will be directly integrated on the bag before shipping.
    Please note: given the little space available, it is only possible to embroider either a first name, a last name, or a word (Aikido, Aikibudo etc.)
    For more information about Japanese embroidery, please consult the page "How to Choose your Japanese Embroidery".

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    Camellia Oil - Tsubaki abura

    Made in Japan (Isu Islands)

    Ingredient: 100% Tsubaki Oil

    Size: M > 70 mL / L > 118 mL

    This oil has been produced on the island of Toshima (Isu Shoto), off Tokyo, for more than a century. It is used by many Japanese wood workers as well as specialists in ancient blade (shinken) who are looking for a more stable oil than the Choji oil.

    Treatment with Camellia oil is recommended by the craftsmen who make our wooden weapons. The regular oiling is necessary for unvarnished weapons. It is recommended also for the maintenance of Iaito and Shinken.

    Utilization on wooden weapons:
    Once every 2 months in the wet season, 2 times per month during dry season. For a better preservation of your weapons, it is advisable to carefully rub them with a dry cloth after each use. When you apply the oil, clean the wood surface by rubbing vigorously with a dry cloth, then apply the oil in a thin layer directly with the hand. Allow to dry.
    If your weapons are not painted it will not be necessary to sand, but if they are, sanding will help the wood to absorb more oil.

    Note that this Camelia oil is initialy intended for skin and hair care. We've selected this oil for it's unmatched quality: 100% pure camelia oil, no additive, cold pressed, cosmetic grade, almost odorless, and halal certified.

    Product Information & Size Chart

    • Original Aramaki Bokken 101.5 cm - Tagayasan

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)
      Chevroned Spine | Rounded Butt | Long Kissaki
      Tagayasan

      Tagayasan, or formally Senna Siamea (also known as siamese cassia, cassod tree or cassia tree) is a hard wood from Southern Asia. In Japanese it is also called "Tettoboku", which means "Iron sword wood", because it is considered as one of the hardest wood possible, so hard that it does sometimes break the metal tools used to carve it.
      It is similar to Sunuke in terms of weight, and similar to Shima Kokutan in terms of resistance and appearance yet, a little heavier and darker.
      This means it is not meant for hard contact practice, but rather for Suburi practice, light contact, and for display. Not that is breaks easily, but it would surely break Bokken made of other woods easily, hence dangerous for hard contact practice.

      This model is offered in the classic deluxe shape (presenting a Tsuba line between Tsuka and blade), or in the Tsubanashi shape (without the Tsuba line between Tsuka and blade, allowing to grab a larger part of the Bokken handle).
      This Bokken has a an extensive finish: a Hanmaru Tsukagashi (rounded), a Kenmine upper edge, and an elongated Daikissaki tip. On the Tsukagashira (pommel) the workshop's label, a cross, is engraved.

      In late 2017, Master Aramaki came accross this wood at his usual wood supplier. His father used to manufacture Tagayasan Bokken in the past and impressed by the quality, he decided to buy some planks, enough for a few hundreds pieces. This offer is therefore an exclusive offer, limited in time, from the Aramaki Workshop. So far, SeidoShop is the only online store offering this Bokken.
      Among all artisans, Master Aramaki is probably the most passionate about the different types of wood. He goes searching for the Hon Biwa, and likes to try various types of timber when he finds interesting materials on the market. We recommend watching our Interview with Master Aramaki Yasuo on YouTube for more insights about him and his workshop.
      As while available, other models such as Koryu Bokken or Shoto can be manufactured from the same wood upon request.

      • Wood species: Tagayasan
      • Style: Deluxe Bokken shape (Tokusei) or Tsubanashi shape
      • Finish: Non varnished (camellia oil polish)
      • Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki
      Deluxe Tagayasan Bokken
      Weight 600 ~ 700 g
      Full Length 101.5 cm
      Blade Length 75.5 cm
      Tsuka Length 26 cm
      Tsuka Diameter 37 x 26 mm
      Mine Kenmine (chevroned spine)
      Tsuka Shape Hanmaru (rounded butt)
      Kissaki Daikissaki (long tip) (~3 cm)
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    Product & Services

    Aramaki Original Tagayasan Bokken (Senna Siamea): ¥18,000
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°1: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°2: ¥800

    Accessories

    1 x Nylon Bokken Bag: ¥3,600
    1 x Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil): ¥1,700
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