Product Information & Size Chart
Rindo Kamon Engraving
Gentiana scabra (Japanese gentian) - 「竜胆」 in Japanese.
The gentian was the emblem of the Minamoto clan during the Heian period (794-1185). They actually never used formally as a kamon and when they fought against the Taira during the Gempei War, the Minamoto and their allies would use a plain white banner instead. After Minamoto no Yoritomo founded the Kamakura Shogunate (1185), he decided that the plain white banner would be for his exclusive use only, and ordered his vassals to add distinctive marks onto their own white banners. This precipitated the creation and the spread of kamon in Japan.
There are about 130 known variations of the Rindo emblem
Sasa Rindo (gentian and bamboo leaves).
The original emblem (mon’yo) of the Minamoto. In Japanese heraldry, then gentian is often associated with bamboo leaves.
Maru ni Sasa Rindo (gentian and bamboo leaves in a ring).
The most commonly used Rindo emblem nowadays.
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