|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 or initials, only names or words. Requests for expressions translations will be ignored and refunded. Please also note that initials cannot be translated in Japanese. Consequently, they will always be engraved in English.|
|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)|
Prices vary depending on selected options.
Carry bag with shoulder strap for Bokken and Jo
Made in Japan
Material: Cotton & Linen
Length: 144 cm | Width : 11 cm | Weight: 170 g
Available Color: Brown Only
Solid cotton and linen cover for carrying a Bokken & Jo or two Jo. Synthetic leather reinforcement at the bottom of the cover, adjustable shoulder strap, and two lateral straps to prevent weapons from colliding. The cover can hold weapons of a maximum length of maximally 135 cm.
"Name Plate" Option (+1,000 JPY): 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".
Prices vary depending on selected options.
Camellia Oil - Tsubaki abura
Made in Japan (Isu Islands)
Ingredient: 100% Tsubaki Oil
Size: 70 mL (2,3 oz) / 118 mL (3.9 oz) / 1 L (33.8 oz) / 1.8 L (60.9 oz)
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.
The 70 and 118 mL are conditionned in glass bottles. 1 and 1.8 L are conditionned in metal cans. Cans are not available in stock and require about a week before shipping.
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
Sasaki Kojiro Bokken - Red Oak or White Oak
Made in Japan (Kyushu)
Flat Spine | Flat Butt | Short Kissaki
Red Oak and White Oak available
This Sasaki Kojiro Bokken is basically a Nodachi, or longsword, with a length of 128 cm, featuring proportions derived from shorter Bokken and real Nodachi. Hence, it is a great choice for Kenjutsu or Iaijutsu practitioners wishing to train with a Nodachi.
This Bokken is one of the very few 'standard Nodachi Bokken' still manufactured today.
- Choice of wood species: red oak, white oak
- Available finish: urethane varnish or camellia oil polish.
- Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi
Non varnished - Oil polish option:
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 these unvarnished weapons are also 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 timber of Japanese quality. Given the need for maintenance, our stocks are limited. Also, since the craftsmen must select the best wood possible to manufacture these Bokken and Jo, the processing time is longer than for varnished weapons. Please note that the oil polish can darken the wood significantly.
Sasaki Kojiro Bokken Specifications Wood Akagashi
Weight 800 ~ 900 g 850 ~ 950 g Full length 128 cm Blade length 97 cm Tsuka length 31 cm Tsuka diameter 39 x 28 mm Mine Hiramine (flat spine) Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt) Kissaki Shokissaki (short Kissaki, in comparison to the blade length) Other Tsubanashi (no Tsuba ridge)
*Due to the hand-made manufacturing, color and weight can vary slightly from one weapon to another
About Sasaki Kojiro
Despite Sasaki Kojiro lost his last duel against Miyamoto Musashi on the Ganryu Island, he remains one of the most talented and famous samurai of his time. Known for using a very long sword and for his incredibly fast 'Tsubame-Gaeshi' technique ('turning swallow cut'), Sasaki was a master of many arts and founder of his own school called 'Ganryu'.
His use of the Nodachi was so important to him in his late years that he named his sword, 'Monohoshi-Zao' (The 'laundry-drying pole' in English).
Historical details are very uncertain, but it is said that Musashi, knowing Sasaki's special techniques, defeated Sasaki with a long wooden sword he carved from a spare oar of the boat in which he arrived on the island. That Bokken's technical specifications have been preserved in Musashi's school and led to the 'Musashi Original Oar Shaped Bokken' Seidoshop also offers.