|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 in Japanese. Consequently, they will always be engraved in English.|
|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)|
Prices vary depending on selected options.
Nylon Cover for Bokken with shoulder strap
Made in Japan
Length: 105 cm | Weight: 260 g
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 only, and the length is not sufficient for the transport of Jo. For Bokken, Jo & Tanto sets, please see the Carry Bag Bokken/Jo/Tanto (nylon) model.
"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".
Prices vary depending on selected options.
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
Hokushin Itto Ryu Bokken - Red/White Oak
Made in Japan (Kyushu)
Flat Spine | Flat Butt | Long Kissaki
Red Oak or White Oak available
This Bokken is made from a single piece of oak (red or white) and carved on the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan). The Hokushin Itto Ryu Bokken is significantly thicker and longer than a standard Bokken, its characteristics have for obvious purpose to prepare for Shinken training. Intended for Hokushin Itto Ryu practitioners, it is a very nice Suburi Bokken for Kendoka and Aikidoka alike.
This model is not to be confused with the Ono Ha Itto Ryu Bokken, used in another lineage of the Itto Ryu.
- Choice of wood species: red oak, white oak.
- Available finish: Urethane varnish or camellia oil polish.
- Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi for all models.
Non varnished - Oil polish option:
All our high-end weapons are available either varnished with urethane or polished with camellia oil. The latter is more pleasant to the touch and these unvarnished weapons are also more ecologically-friendly, but they require regular (monthly) maintenance with oil (camellia or wood maintenance oil). Further, they can only be made from the finest timber of Japanese quality. Given the need for maintenance, our stocks are limited. Also, since the craftsmen must select the best wood possible to manufacture these Bokken and Jo, the processing time is longer than for varnished weapons. Please note that the oil polish can darken the wood significantly.
Hokushin Itto Ryu Bokken Specifications Wood Akagashi (Red Oak) Shirakashi (White Oak) Weight 750 ~ 850 g 800 ~ 900 g Full length 106 cm Blade length 76 cm Tsuka length 30 cm Tsuka diameter 39 x 29 mm Mine Hiramine (flat spine) Tsuka shape Hanmaru (rounded butt) Kissaki Short Kissaki
*Due to the hand-made manufacturing, color and weight may vary from one weapon to another.
About Hokushin Itto Ryu School:
The original Itto Ryu, founded by Ito Ittosai Kagehisa in the later 16th century, has today disappeared but its techniques and legacy are still alive in many styles such as the Ono-Ha Itto Ryu, Mizoguchi Ha Itto Ryu, Hokushin Itto Ryu and many more.
The Hokushin Itto Ryu was founded in the late Edo period, around 1820 by Chiba Shusaku, one of the last Kensei. As sister school of the Ono Ha Itto Ryu, Hokushin Itto Ryu focuses on dueling and is well known for its emphasis on very fast Tsuki techniques. It is also one of the last Koryu in which all Kumitachi must be practiced with a Shinken (real sword) in order to become a Shihan. Despite its relative youth at the time, Hokushin Itto Ryu was one of the three major Kenjutsu schools at the end of the Meiji period and was practiced by numerous famous historical figures such as Sakamoto Ryoma, Yamanami Keisuke, Ito Kashitaro, Mochida Moriji (one of the most amazing Kendoka of the 20 century!) as well as many key figures who developed modern Kendo. The Hokushin Itto Ryu is very likely one of the main base of modern Kendo, especially its "Gekiken" training (sort of ancient form of Kendo that consists of training with a Shinai and armors.)
One must recognize that Hokushin Itto Ryu is one of the very few schools acknowledging modernity and their well designed international website and Youtube channel would probably honor the reformer Sakamoto Ryoma.
You will also find some demonstrations on our Youtube channel: Hokushin Itto Ryu Kenjutsu - 40th All Japan Kobudo Demonstration (2017).