Product Information & Size Chart
Kuyo Kamon Engraving
Navagraha - 「九曜」 in Japanese.
The Kuyo mon symbolises the Navagraha, the nine astronomical objects in Hindu astrology: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu.
Japanese people believed that the Navagraha could protect them against evils, and the Kuyo mon has been used by many samurai and warlords throughout history, like the Hosokawa, lords of Kumamoto, or the Soma clan, etc.
Many warriors also adopted the Kuyo mon because it could symbolise the 9 paths of the sword: shomen (vertical) strike and reversal, Kesa-giri (diagonal) left & right and their reversal, doh-giri (horizontal) left & right, and tsuki (thrust).
Kuyo (the Navagraha).
Kuyo Sakura (cherry blossom-shaped Navagraha).
A sakura variation of the Kuyo.
Itakura (Kuyo) Tomoe (tomoe-shaped Navagraha).
Legend has it that Japan's most famous samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, fancied the Itakura’s Kuyo Tomoe mon, a combination between his patron's kamon (Hosokawa’s Kuyo) and the Tomoe pattern.
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