Deluxe Grooved Bokken [Iai] - Classic Woods

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From 4 workshops in 2019, the wooden weapon industry in Japan is now reduced to one workshop at full capacity and one workshop with reduced capacity. Stock shortage are more and more common, so please make sure to check the availability displayed above the add to cart button upon options selection. Feel free to read our blog article for more information on the situation.

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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 or initials, only names or words. Requests for expressions translations will be ignored and refunded. Please also note that initials cannot be translated into Japanese. Consequently, they will always be engraved in English.
Number of engravings You can order a maximum of 3 engravings per weapon from this page. The modules N1, N2, and N3 correspond to the engravings Number 1, number 2, and number 3. These modules are identical and you can add them in the order you wish. Of course, we cannot engrave twice in the same place, so please pay attention to the chosen positions.
For more than 3 engravings, please contact us prior to placing your order.
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 Engraving Information & Japanese free translation (on site), Transcription usages (Seido Blog), and the engraving workshop presentation (Youtube)
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Bokken 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.
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    Bokken 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.
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    Bokken 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.
  • Recommended Accessories

    Standard Plastic Tsuba (brown)
    Rigid Leather Tsuba
    Nylon Bokken & Shinai Bag
    Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil)
    ¥200

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    Standard Plastic Tsuba

    Material: PVC
    Tsubadome (rubber ring) optional (white or brown).
    Size: ~7.8 cm x ~6 mm

    Basic brown plastic tsuba, a guard that will protect your hands during full contact practice, which is fixed on your bokken with a rubber ring.
    This plastic Tsuba is the only made in Japan plastic Tsuba designed for classic Bokken on the market and only exists in brown color.

    It will fit on all standard and high-end bokken, with or without groove, and on chuto (short bokken) and shoto (wakizashi), but might require a little filing depending on the exact shape of the blade (particularly at the mine).
    Please make sure you select the correct size as the hole is slightly smaller for Shoto size. The M (Chuto) size can still be recut for a Bokken, but a Bokken Tsuba will be too large for a Chuto.

    ¥4,940 ~ ¥5,040
    ¥4,940

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    Rigid Leather Tsuba for Bokken and Shoto

    Material: cow leather
    Tsubadome (rubber ring) optional (white or brown).
    Size: ~7.6 cm x ~7 mm

    Thick leather Tsuba, very solid. A little smaller than its sister product, the round leather Tsuba. Because leather is a "living" material, each Tsuba is unique, specially in its color. The emphasis is not placed on its appearance but this kind of Tsuba is an excellent model to effectively protect your hands!

    It will fit on all standard and high-end bokken, with or without groove, and on chuto (short bokken) and shoto (wakizashi), but might require a little filing depending on the exact shape of the blade (particularly at the mine). Please make sure you select the correct size as the hole is slightly smaller for Shoto size. The M (Shoto/Chuto) size can still be recut for a Bokken, but a Bokken Tsuba will be too large for a Shoto.
    In addition, note that this Tsuba cannot be fitted on a thin Bokken (Yagyu, Yagyu Shinkage, Niten Ichi Ryu, etc.)

    Please note that the Tsuba is shipped in its original shape. If you would like the Tsuba to be fitted with a particular weapon in your order, please specify it via the comment box of the shopping cart page. We will only fit the Tsuba on Standard and Deluxe models, not on Koryu Bokken. 

    ¥5,700 ~ ¥7,600
    ¥5,700

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    Nylon Bag for Bokken & Shinai with shoulder strap

    Made in Japan

    Material: Nylon

    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 or Shinai only, and the length is not sufficient for transporting a Jo.
    For Bokken, Jo & Tanto sets, please see the Carry Bag Bokken/Jo/Tanto (nylon) model.

    Nylon Bokken & Shinai Bag Specifications
    Model For Bokken & Shinai 34 For Shinai 37 For Shinai 39
    Max weapon length 103 cm 113 cm 119 cm
    Full length 105 cm 115 cm 120 cm
    Weight 260 g 300 g 340 g

    "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".

    ¥2,000 ~ ¥37,200
    ¥2,000

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    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

    • Deluxe Grooved Bokken 101.5 cm - Red or White Oak

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)
      Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki | Grooved
      Red Oak, White Oak available

      This top model is available in red and white oak. It is characterized by a more thorough finish than the standard model, long kissaki, rounded but and chevroned spine, and a more stringent selection of the wood used. The red oak model is made of high quality "Hon Akagashi". White oak is also more thoroughly selected, notably more dense on the standard model.

      These Bokken are mainly used in Iaido because their centre of gravity is moved towards the tsuka as well as the sound generated by the groove is characteristically close to that of a Shinken or Iaito. This Bokken is also utilized in different styles of Aikido influenced by the practise of Iaido. In addition, these are great light weight Bokken for practitioners with shoulder pain.

      Please note: The tsuba offered as option might need some slight adjustment (done by yourself) to match your weapon perfectly.

      • Choice of wood species: red oak, white oak.
      • Available finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
      • Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki for all models

      Finish options:

      In 2021, with concerns for the workers, all workshops greatly reduced the number of urethane-varnished weapons and replaced the finish with 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 sandpaper), then we finish the weapon with high-quality beeswax. This finish makes the wood as smooth as it can be and guarantees 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).

      Deluxe Grooved Bokken Specifications
      Wood Ichiikashi
      (Red Oak)
      Shirakashi
      (White Oak)
      Weight 450 ~ 500 g 560 ~ 610 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) (~3 cm)

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

      Stock Status:

      Please note this model is only available in small quantities. Please inquire prior to ordering more than 1 piece for stock status.

    • Customer Reviews

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      Anonymous (The Hague, NL)
      Marvellous bokken

      I'm a beginner in Iaido, still, and I've ordered this as my first proper bokken. A lot of characteristics stood out:

      - For my size (F, ~162 height), the weight is balanced and very comfortable.
      - It's a great training bokken for Iaido because the sound it produces with the grooves gives you an idea of when you've performed the right cut. If you don't get the sound, you know you can improve. This is especially useful when you practice solo and you don't have anyone to comment on your posture.
      - The finish is extremely well made and feels very smooth on the hand. You can feel this is handcrafted with utmost care.
      - Aesthetically, the colour of the wood is a beautiful shade of red that reminds a bit of autumn leaves.
      - And of course, folks at Seido Shop have provided me with impeccable service. I've gone back and forth on which bokken to purchase and they've patiently guided me throughout this process, updating me on stocks, answering my emails as soon as they could, and using lighting fast shipping services.

      It's just a dream. The service is just as good as the actual product.

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      slie (mitry mory)
      parfait

      Livraison rapide , je recommande, merci à vous

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      Phil (Bex)
      Excellent Bokuto complémentaire au Bokken supérieur Seido

      Il est de même taillle, avec 60 grammes de moins que mon « Bokken supérieur » en Shirakashi (596g). J’ai acheté ce Bokuto pour parfaire mon travail de coordination mains droite-gauche, et «entendre» le son d’une coupe réussie. Le contrat est d’entrée de jeu rempli. Il me sert pour l’entraînement en solo, lorsque je ne peux pratiquer avec le iaïto. Il est confortable pour un débutant tout en gardant en tête qu’au final il faudra faire les mêmes mouvements avec le double de son poids.
      Pas encore testé sa solidité en kenjutsu, mais… pourquoi pas?

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      LEFEBVRE (SAMBREVILLE)
      Qualité exceptionnelle

      Excellent Bokuto en chêne blanc. Je suis aussi très honoré de pouvoir contribuer à la survie d'une savoir-faire ancestral.

      K
      Kostas (Finland)
      Very good quality bokken and amazing collaboration

      This bokken is of very good quality and Seido's service is of amazing quality.

      I found Seido by searching online for different shops to buy a bokken for my Iaido practice. I really liked their website so I decided to contact them regarding the available bokkens.

      They answered me with very nice guidance and very good service. Further more, they provided very nice quality assurances (e.g. only Japan-made equipment and refusal to sell something in there shop that it is not Japan-made), so I decided to order this bokken from them.

      The bokken arrived surprisingly fast to Finland! I had it during the next week of my order.

      The bokken it self, feels very nice, the wood is of very good quality, and in general I'm super happy ordering from them. I definitely suggest this bokken and, if this bokken is not the one of choice, I suggest Seido as the place to order your bokken in general.

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      Victor (Canada)
      High-quality Bokken

      This iai bokken has a point of balance close to the centre but slightly towards the tsuka. The seido special finish left it completely smooth and without any rough spots. The hi is balanced on both sides and gives you a nice tachikaze when you swing with correct form. Finally, the bokken itself is light enough so that you don't strain yourself while practicing.

      In terms of service, Seido has been magnificent and their estimates for shipping and delivery times has been spot on.

      I would highly recommend this bokken and to any iaido practitioner.

      W
      Woon Keat (Shinkendo Singapore)
      Excellent bokken

      The iai bokken is finely balanced and of a perfect weight for high volume suburi practice without too much arm strain. The groove makes a beautiful tachikaze sound when you swing it with the correct technique and perpetuates an immediate positive feedback loop. Great for beginners to gain confidence!

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      Adrian P (Wales UK)
      Outstanding. Best Bokken I have ever used.

      Well, well, well. I have been using a 'standard' white oak bokken from a good UK supplier for several years, every day. It is fine. Its never let me down. It has no faults. As a regular customer of Seido, I decided to treat myself to one of these deluxe Bokken.

      I am shocked. How could it be so much better ? I have seen reviews where people extol the virtues of their new weapon, and it seems hard to believe. I can now tell you myself, it seems hard to believe, but its true !

      The balance is sublime. The balance of my last bokken was fine. But this one ? How could it feel so good ? I don't know. It just handles differently. Not in my mind. Its very real. The finish is amazing. So much better than varnish. The grain is beautiful. The optional engraving is faultless. The groove is perfect and gives the whistle which helps to fine tune each cut. But beware, it catches out all the imperfections in your stroke. There is no hiding. This bokken really is faultless. I can't ever see me using another one, unless I go crazy and buy one of the 'special' bokken on sale here.

      No matter what your skills, this bokken will suit you.

      Shipping from Japan to Wales, UK was FOUR days, door to door. Very impressive. No additional taxes, although I may just have been lucky.

      Overall, every experience with Seido is faultless. A great company to deal with. I have no hesitation recommending them.

      達也 倉持
      丁寧なしっかりした作り

      白樫製、星道デラックス仕上げ、文字彫り(2文字、小、構えて右側・刃下、楷書、深さ普通)、革製鍔追加で注文しました。
      少なくなってきた国産白樫材ですので真っ白とまではいきませんが、手持ちの他の白樫木刀(外国産)より良い木材だと思いました。仕上げがとても良く滑らかで、刀身部分も良く磨かれています。
      商品説明には大切先とありましたが標準的な切先に感じました。
      振った時に、普通の木刀では「ブン」といった音ですが、樋が入っているので「ブン+ヒュン」といった感じの音がします(樋の入った真剣や居合刀程の音量ではありまん)。
      オプションを追加したのでトータル14,100円と少々高価になってしまいましたが、大切にしながらしっかり稽古に励みたいと思います。

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      Robert V. (Montréal)
      Top qualité comme d'habitude

      Je suis très satisfait de ce bokuto en chêne blanc. C'est aussi un honneur de contribuer humblement à la survie du savoir faire artisanal de cette fabrique d'armes en bois.

      For compliance reasons, reviews placed in French and Japanese and imported here on February 2024 do not display as 'verified'.
      When importing Japanese reviews, the impossibility to automatically determine the presence of a familly name forced us to label all Japanese reviews as 'anonymous' (Familly names in roman characters have been filtered out).

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    Product & Services

    Deluxe Grooved Bokken [Iai] - Classic Woods: ¥9,000
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥1,200
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥1,200
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥1,200
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥1,200
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥1,200
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥1,200
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥1,200
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥1,200
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥1,200
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥1,200
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥1,200
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥1,200
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥1,200
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥1,200
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - First Branch: ¥1,200
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - First Branch: ¥1,200
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - Second Branch: ¥1,200
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - Second Branch: ¥1,200
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°1: ¥1,200
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°2: ¥1,200
    Kenju Laser Engraving N°1: ¥1,200
    Kenju Laser Engraving N°2: ¥1,200

    Accessories

    1 x Standard Plastic Tsuba (brown): ¥200
    1 x Rigid Leather Tsuba: ¥4,940
    1 x Nylon Bokken & Shinai Bag: ¥5,700
    1 x Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil): ¥2,000
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