|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.
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.
Cotton / Linen Cover for 6 Shaku Bo
Made in Japan
Material: Cotton & Linen
Length: 195 cm | Weight: 100 g
Available color: brown only
Solid cotton and linen cover for Bo transport and protection. This model can accommodate a standard 6 shaku bo, or a short 5 shaku bo but also for a bit longer custom models up to 185 cm. Synthetic leather reinforcements are fitted at the bottom of the cover and a small pocket for adding a name plate is sewn onto the upper part.. Completed with two strings made from the same cotten/linen fabric, one on the top to tie the cover up and one in the middle to secure the bo.
Product Information & Size Chart
5 and 6 Shaku Deluxe Bo
Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
Available woods: Red Oad & White Oak
Lenght: 5 Shaku (151.5 cm) or 6 Shaku (181.8 cm) | Diameter: standard 30 mm
Finish : urethan coated or oil polishing
This classic 5/6 Shaku Bo is available in Ichiikashi (red oak) and Shirakashi (white oak), either varnished or unvarnished (oil polishing). The length is a standard 6 shaku (181.8 cm), available in 30 mm diameter only.
The red and white oak models will sustain violent contacts during practice.
In Aikido, the Bo was used by the founder Morihei Ueshiba to demonstrate some of the principles of aikido. Morihei Ueshiba was also trained in "Bo Jutsu", and teached its principles to Hikitsuchi Michio Sensei: as a consequence it is now mainly used in Hikitsuchi sensei's line.
- Choice of wood species: red oak or white oak
- Diameter: 30 mm (1 sun).
- Available finish: Urethane varnish or camellia oil polish.
Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi, Nidome or Aramaki
BO CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED THROUGH UPS/FEDEX (Includes North America and Western Europe). Please check the "Shipping & Delivery Information" page if you want to check if it can ship to your country.
All orders placed with a delivery address set up in another country will be automatically cancelled.
Non varnished - Oil polish option:
Urethane varnish is the "classic" finish for wooden weapons. This varnish protects the wood from moisture or drought, but the touch will be less pleasant than that of unvarnished weapons. When the wood is not varnished, it is necessary to treat it regularly (every two months on average) with oil (camellia, walnut, or linseed oil). Unvarnished weapons are meticulously polished with a fine grain sandpaper, which, in addition to the oiling work done by our team before shipping, justifies the extra charge. Only quality weapons can withstand a Japanese oil finish instead of varnishing. This is the finish we recommend to the most demanding practitioners.
Classic Bo - Weights Wood Ichiikashi (Red Oak) Shirakashi (White Oak) 5 Shaku / 1 Sun ~840 g ~1,000 g 6 Shaku / 1 Sun ~1,000 g ~1,200 g
*Weapons are all handmade, therefore color and weight can vary slightly