Deluxe Iai Bokken With Plastic Tsuba & Saya - 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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  • 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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  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken/Shoto.
  • Product Information & Size Chart

    • Deluxe Grooved Bokken - With Plastic Tsuba & Saya

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)

      Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki | Plastic Saya | Plastic Tsuba | Optional Groove

      Red Oak or White Oak available

      This outstanding Bokken is available in red and white oak. It is characterized by a thorough finish, a fitted plastic Tsuba and a plastic Saya. With its long Kissaki, rounded butt, chevroned spine, and a more stringently selected wood this is one of the finest products of the Horinouchi workshop.

      This model can be ordered with or without groove, depending on your choice. A grooved model will generate the famous sound so important in Iai practice, while keeping the balance very low on the Tsuba, close to that of a Iaito.
      The non-grooved version results in a heavier Bokken with a centre of gravity pushed toward the centre of the blade, which resembles the balance of a Shinken, ideal for a "cutting oriented" practice. Even without groove, this model remains lighter than a standard Bokken. It is also lighter than the Kenjutsu version that presents a slightly thicker blade.

      For this high end model, and to allow the most accurate training, we offer to custom the blade length from 2.30 to 2.55 Shaku (see size table below). Whatever the blade length, the length of the Saya remains the same and is long enough to fit a 2.55 Shaku blade.

      This model features the particularity of having a blade thicker than the Tsuka so the Tsuba is put on from the Tsuka. This makes the Saya fit perfectly when the Tsuba is mounted.
      The Tsuba presents a very nice sea wave pattern and, of course not only the Bokken, but further both, Tsuba and Saya are fully made in Japan in the very last workshop still manufacturing thermoformed Saya.

      You will find fitted Sageo among the Iaito maintenance items.

      • Choice of wood species: red oak or white oak
      • Available finish: Urethane varnish or camellia oil polish.
      • Blade length: 2.30 to 2.55 shaku
      • Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi for all models
      Blade length recommendation
      ~ 160 cm 2.30 shaku / 69.6 cm
      ~ 165 cm 2.35 shaku / 71.2 cm
      ~ 170 cm 2.40 shaku / 72.7 cm
      ~ 175 cm 2.45 shaku / 74.2 cm (Standard Length)
      ~ 180 cm 2.50 shaku / 75.8 cm
      ~ 185 cm 2.55 shaku / 77.3 cm

      * The length of a Iaito blade does not include the Habaki. However, the blade length stated here, refers to the total length of the Bokken blade. In other words, the Bokken blade will be shorter than the Iaito blade chosen in the same Shaku size. Nevertheless, we do not recommend to opt for a longer blade as it is harder to draw off the Saya from a Bokken than from a Iaito.

      Deluxe Iai Bokken with plastic Saya Specifications
      Wood Hon Akagashi
      (Red Oak)
      Shirakashi
      (White Oak)
      Weight (2.50 shaku) Non-grooved: ~480 g
      Grooved: ~430 g
      Non-grooved: ~570 g
      Grooved: ~480 g
      Saya weight ~100 g
      Blade length Depends on your selection
      Tsuka length 26 cm
      Tsuka diameter 35 x 23 mm
      Special feature Plastic saya and tsuba
      Mine Kenmine (chevroned spine)
      Tsuka shape Hanmaru (rounded butt)
      Kissaki Daikissaki (long) (~3 cm)

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

      Non varnished - Oil polish option (+ 600 JPY):

      All our high-end Bokken are available in urethane varnish or camellia oil polish finish. Note that unvarnished weapons are much more pleasant to the touch as well as usage.
      Unvarnished weapons are are more ecologically-friendly, but they requires regular (monthly) maintenance with oil (camellia or wood maintenance oil) and they can only be made from the finest, Japanese quality woods. 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 weapons, the processing time is longer than for varnished weapons. If out of stock or made to order, the shipping time can take up to 6 weeks in case of shortage.

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    Product & Services Summary

    Deluxe Iai Bokken With Plastic Tsuba & Saya - Classic Woods: ¥13,500
    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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