Bokken Iwama Takemusu - Classic Woods

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    Iwama Takemusu Bokken- Red Oak or White Oak

    Made in Japan (Kyushu)

    Round Spine | Flat Butt | Squared Kissaki

    Red Oak and White Oak available

    Seido resumed for you the making of the traditional Iwama Ryu Takemusu Bokken. This Bokken is made from a single piece of oak (red or white) from the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan). Straight cut (blunt) at the Kissaki (tip) and with a Tsuka (handle) that is especially thick for the work of "Tenouchi" (hold), this model is intended for practitioners of Aikido and more particularly to practitioners of the Iwama Ryu style. Slightly curved but the same length as a classic Bokken, solid and heavy, it is particularly suited for the work of strikes and Tanren. This model, although less used, is a replica of the original models made by Iwama’s Saito Sensei.

    Very specific, and given its weight, it is also popular among practitioners wishing to use it to practice Suburi.
    The Takemusu model is a reproduction of the original model used in Iwama, with a simple finish (rounded tip). However, being made by only one single workshop, at our request, this is a model that is not widespread anymore, including within the Iwama current. Its similarity with the classic model means that it can be used without problem, but note that it will still be 1.5 cm shorter than the model most commonly used.

    • Choice of wood species: red oak, white oak
    • Available finish: urethane varnish or camellia oil polish.
    • Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi or Matsuzaki

    Differences with the model Iwama Ryu Classic:

    The Iwama Ryu Classic model, which is much more prevalent these days, is also available on our site.

    - Length 101.5 cm (instead of 103 cm for the classic model)
    - Thicker (2 mm more than the classic model)
    - A little heavier
    - Round spine (the classical model is flat, "Hiramine")

    Non varnished - Oil polish option (+ 800 JPY):

    All our high-end weapons are available either varnished with urethane or polished with camellia oil. The latter is more pleasant to the touch and those
    unvarnished weapons are more ecologically-friendly, but they require regular (monthly) maintenance with oil (camellia or wood maintenance oil). Further, they can only be made from the finest woods of Japanese quality. Given the need for maintenance of these weapons, our stocks are limited. Also, since the craftsmen must select the best wood possible to manufacture these Aikido Bokken and Jo, the processing time is longer than for varnished weapons. Please note that the oil finish process can darken the wood significantly.

    Iwama Takemusu Bokken Specifications
    Wood Hon Akagashi
    (Red Oak)
    Shirakashi
    (White Oak)
    Weight ~700 g ~780 g
    Full length 101.5 cm
    Blade length 75 cm
    Tsuka length 26.5 cm
    Tsuka diameter 39x29 mm
    Mine Marumine (rounded spine)
    Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt)
    Kissaki Squared Kissaki
    Sori Small curvature (<1 cm)

    *Due to the hand-made manufacturing, color and weight may vary slightly from one weapon to another

    About the Iwama Ryu style:

    "Iwama Ryu", sometimes also called "Takemusu Aiki", is a current of Aikido initiated by Morihiro Saito Sensei, a close disciple of the founder of Aikido, reputed to have codified accurately and efficiently the practice Aikido weapons: Aikiken and Aikido. This style focuses as much on the practice with than without weapons. In fact, the practice with a Bokken that matches the standards of the school is particularly important. The practice of Aikiken Iwama Ryu, besides its extreme precision, develops power input (Tenouchi), due to the rthickness of the Bokken and striking power.

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    Product & Services Summary

    Bokken Iwama Takemusu - Classic Woods: ¥7,000
    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
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