Product Information & Size Chart
Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
Available Woods: White Oak
Length: 7 Shaku (212.1 cm)
Finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
This Standard Classic Naginata is made in Kyushu at the Aramaki workshop from a single piece of white oak. This is the official model of the All Japan Naginata Federation for Kata practice and the common model used in various Koryu.
In option, you can choose to add the official All Japan Naginata Federation approved leather Tsuba. The Tsuba is fixed with traditional rice glue and straw ropes of old Shimenawa ropes. Shimenawa ropes being sacred items used in Shinto, we cannot offer a full repair kit, but we do sell the Tsuba separately.
We recommend to use a hemp rope with natural glue instead, that can easily be found in DIY stores.
Please note that because the Naginata does not fit into our engraving machine, this model cannot be engraved.
- Choice of wood species: white oak
- Available finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
- Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki for all models
- This NAGINATA CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED THROUGH UPS/FEDEX (Includes North America and Western Europe). Please consult the "Shipping & Delivery Information" page to check if the Naginata can be shipped to your country. All orders placed with a delivery address in any other country will be automatically cancelled.
In 2021, with concerns for the workers, all workshops greatly reduced the number of urethane varnished weapons and replaced the finish by a "Candle Wax". Seido is now transitioning to a new finish offer for the majority of its weapons.
Standard Finish: At Seido, we complete the workshop finish with Camelia oil treatment by default. This is the standard Seido finish.
We do not apply any additional polishing for this finish, so some weapons might have a slightly rough surface.
For maintenance, we recommend that you oil your weapons about once a month with a vegetal based oil.
Seido Special Finish: For this special Finish, we first apply a Camelia oil polish (oiling and sanding the weapons with oiled sand paper), then we finish the weapon with high quality beeswax. This finish makes the wood as smooth as it can be and guarantee an excellent protection for several months.
For maintenance, we recommend at least to oil your weapons every month or so. You can also apply wax a few hours after oiling your weapons (if some oil remains on the wood, remove it with a piece of cloth or tissue).
Standard Naginata Specifications Model Standard Full length 212.1 cm Blade length 41 cm Tsuka diameter 23 mm x 31 mm Weight 850 g ~ 950 g
* Weapons are all handmade, therefore color and weight vary from one weapon to another.
About Naginata Practice:
Naginata is still practiced is many Koryu, that are dedicated to this art itself, such as the Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata Jutsu and the Tendo Ryu Naginata Jutsu, but it can also just be part of the curriculum like in Katori Shinto Ryu, Hokushin Itto Ryu or at the Bujinkan (Ninjutsu). The shape of the Yari varies greatly from one school to another, but the All Japan Naginata Federation gathers some of the schools (mainly Tendo Ryu and Jiki Shinkage Ryu) and organizes events and competitions. Competitions are split into 2 different parts, the Kata, that are practiced with the Naginata presented here, and Shiai which are practiced with a Shinai (bamboo) type Naginata that we also offer.