Product Information & Size Chart
Kikko Kamon Engraving
Turtle shell - 「亀甲」 in Japanese.
The Kikko mon represents a simplified turtle shell. Turtles are considered a symbol of longevity in Japan and this is why Kikko emblems are used by several shrines. The Izumo Taisha, one of the most important Shinto shrines, uses a Kikkō ni Ken Hana-kaku shinmon, an auspicious design which combines turtle shell, flower and swords.
There are about 500 known variations of the Kikko mon.
Kikko ni Ken Hana-kaku (flower square & swords in a turtle shell).
The shinmon of the Izumo great shrine.
Mitsu Mori Kikko Ken Hana-kaku (tripled flower square & swords in a turtle shell).
The shinmon of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Itsukushima shrine.
How to Order - Service Description
Select your Kamon size
1.5 cm fits on all weapons and is fairly small for a Kamon. We recommend this size only for Kamon with few details. Fits all weapons, including 24 mm Jo.
2 cm can be considered as standard. It fits on most weapons, except on the thinnest weapons such as the 24 mm Jo.
2.5 cm is fairly big and will not fit on thin Koryu Bokken, Tanto, Bo, Hanbo, and Jo.
If the selected size is too big for the ordered weapon, the Kamon will be adapted to the maximum engravable size.
- Select your Kamon design
Select Kamon position
If you wish to offset the position in regard to a name engraving ordered from the product page, please use the "additional instructions" field.
If you order several weapons, please use the field "additional instructions" to specify which weapon should be engraved.
All special requests must be discussed prior to placing your order. If you have a doubt, email us before placing your order.
One Kamon = One engraving. For more than one engraving, add the Kamon as many time as desired with the correct options.
This is not a product but an engraving service that can only be ordered as part of a simultaneous purchase with a product on which to engrave.
- Select your Kamon size