Iwama Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

SKU: W284V

From 4 workshops in 2019, the wooden weapon industry in Japan is now reduced to one workshop at full capacity and one workshop with reduced capacity. Stock shortage are more and more common, so please make sure to check the availability displayed above the add to cart button upon options selection. Feel free to read our blog article for more information on the situation.

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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 or initials, only names or words. Requests for expressions translations will be ignored and refunded. Please also note that initials cannot be translated into Japanese. Consequently, they will always be engraved in English.
Number of engravings You can order a maximum of 3 engravings per weapon from this page. The modules N1, N2, and N3 correspond to the engravings Number 1, number 2, and number 3. These modules are identical and you can add them in the order you wish. Of course, we cannot engrave twice in the same place, so please pay attention to the chosen positions.
For more than 3 engravings, please contact us prior to placing your order.
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 Engraving Information & Japanese free translation (on site), Transcription usages (Seido Blog), and the engraving workshop presentation (Youtube)
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Bokken Laser Engraving - N°1

  • 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.
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    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°2

  • 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.
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    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°3

  • 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.
  • Recommended Accessories

    Nylon Bokken & Shinai Bag
    Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil)
    Extra-Rigid Leather Tsuba - Round
    ¥5,700 ~ ¥7,600
    ¥5,700

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    Nylon Bag for Bokken & Shinai with shoulder strap

    Made in Japan

    Material: Nylon

    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 or Shinai only, and the length is not sufficient for transporting a Jo.
    For Bokken, Jo & Tanto sets, please see the Carry Bag Bokken/Jo/Tanto (nylon) model.

    Nylon Bokken & Shinai Bag Specifications
    Model For Bokken & Shinai 34 For Shinai 37 For Shinai 39
    Max weapon length 103 cm 113 cm 119 cm
    Full length 105 cm 115 cm 120 cm
    Weight 260 g 300 g 340 g

    "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".

    ¥2,000 ~ ¥37,200
    ¥2,000

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    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.

     

    ¥5,940

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    Rigid Leather Tsuba for Bokken

    Material: cow leather
    Tsubadome (rubber ring) optional (white or brown).
    Size: ~9 cm (~7 mm thick)

    Round tsuba made of thick leather for classic Bokken. Leather is a natural, "living" material, slight differences in the shape of the tsuba and its color are possible. The emphasis is not placed on the appearance but it is an excellent model to effectively protect your hands! 

    This is the model we recommend to practitioners looking for a big leather Tsuba to fit a standard/deluxe Bokken or a thick koryu bokken. This round tsuba is the largest of our catalog and the center hole is cut either for Standard/Deluxe Bokken or for the Onoha Itto Ryu Bokken. It can be recut on the inside to be adapted to the Keishi Ryu Bokken, the Iwama Ryu and Takemusu Bokken as well as the Hokushin Itto Ryu or the Jigen Ryu Bokken.

    This Tsuba cannot be fitted on thin Koryu Bokken (Yagyu, Yagyu Shinkage, Niten Ichi Ryu, etc.). 
    Onoha Itto Ryu Shoto must be fitted from the standard hole size (Onoha hole size is adapted for the Bokken). 

    Please note that the Tsuba is shipped in its original shape. If you would like the Tsuba to be fitted with a particular weapon in your order, please specify it via the comment box of the shopping cart page. 

    Product Information & Size Chart

    • Iwama Ryu Bokken- Red or White Oak

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)

      Flat Spine | Flat butt | Squared kissaki

      Red Oak or White Oak available

      The Classic Iwama Ryu Bokken is manufactured from a single piece of oak (red or white) from the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan). With its straight-cut (blunt) Kissaki (tip), tsuka (handle), and special thickness for the work of "Tenouchi" (hold), this model is intended for practitioners of aikido, and more particularly for practitioners from the Iwama Ryu style. Only slightly curved, slightly longer than a conventional model, it is very solid and heavy and can do wonders for suburi.

      • Choice of wood species: red oak, white oak.
      • Available finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
      • Manufacturing workshop: Matsuzaki, Aramaki

      Finish options:

      In 2021, with concerns for the workers, all workshops greatly reduced the number of urethane varnished weapons and replaced the finish by a "Candle Wax". Seido is now transitioning to a new finish offer for the majority of its weapons.

      Standard Finish: At Seido, we complete the workshop finish with Camelia oil treatment by default. This is the standard Seido finish.
      We do not apply any additional polishing for this finish, so some weapons might have a slightly rough surface.
      For maintenance, we recommend that you oil your weapons about once a month with a vegetal based oil.

      Seido Special Finish: For this special Finish, we first apply a Camelia oil polish (oiling and sanding the weapons with oiled sand paper), then we finish the weapon with high quality beeswax. This finish makes the wood as smooth as it can be and guarantee an excellent protection for several months.
      For maintenance, we recommend at least to oil your weapons every month or so. You can also apply wax a few hours after oiling your weapons (if some oil remains on the wood, remove it with a piece of cloth or tissue).

      Iwama Ryu Bokken Specifications
      Wood Ichiikashi
      (Red Oak)
      Shirakashi
      (White Oak)
      Weight 600 ~ 700 g 650 ~ 750 g
      Full length 103 cm
      Blade length 76 cm
      Tsuka length 27 cm
      Tsuka diameter 38 x 28 mm
      Mine Hiramine (flat spine)
      Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt)
      Kissaki Squared Kissaki
      Sori Small curvature (1 cm)

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

      About the Iwama Ryu style:

      "Iwama Ryu", sometimes also called "Takemusu Aiki", is a current of Aikido initiated by Morihiro Saito Sensei, a close disciple of the founder of Aikido reputed to have codified accurately and efficiently the practice aikido weapons: Aikiken and Aikijo. This style focuses on the practice of weapons, giving them equal importance with the bare hands practice. In fact, the practice with a bokken that matches the standards of the school is particularly important. The practice of Aikiken Iwama Ryu, besides its extreme precision, develops power input (tenouchi), due to the relative thickness of the bokken and striking power.

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      Shaun (Australia)
      Amazing Bokken

      My first Aikido bokken purhcase. Speedy delivery and the feel in the hand when I unwrapped it was amazing. Beautiful weight and balance. Thank you.

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      Thunder (Aikido in Fredericksburg)
      Iwama Ryu Bokkeni

      This is a top notch Iwama Ruu style bokken. The balance is perfect and it so smooth with the Seido special finish. Practice with it feels great. It will be a part of me through my journey. Thanks Seido for delivering something so beautiful.

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      Cmd (US)
      Phenomenal bokken!

      If you're looking for a heavier bokken than usual to build up wrist, elbow, and shoulder strength but don't necessarily want the heaviest bokken, then this one is PERFECT. It's dense, heavy, and formidable but also elegant and refined. The weight combined with the craftsmanship and shape make for a very impressive bokken. Practicing with it definitely engages the muscles in the core, spine, shoulders, and arms very well. I love it!

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      Tom Antwerpen Aikikai (Antwerpen Aikikai Belgium)
      Good job!

      Today I received the Iwama Ryu bokken with beeswax finish. It really feels so nice and I'm looking forward to use it during our classes. Thanks for keeping in mind my requirements, the wood is just so beautiful!
      Just like my other orders, Seidoshop service rocks. Good job!

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      Marcello (Italy)
      The best iwama aikido bokken

      I never seen a best bokken, the feel, the weight, everything is perfect!

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      Scott (USA/Southcoast Aikido)
      Excellent Quality

      I am a new student to Aikido, and I bought my dogi and bokken through Seido. Materials are top quality, and craftsmanship is exquisite. I will exclusively use Seidoshop for my Aikido needs through this journey.

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      Gerardo (Italia)
      Iwama Ryu Bokken

      Good morning, I bought the bokken of Iwama Ryu, great item ideal for Suburi and Keiko. Very fast delivery.The only flaw is that paid 28,00€ tax (3800jpy) on an amount of 9800jpy. I'll still order again from Seidoshop.

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      Nikolay (UK)
      Very high quality

      I have been using the white oak one for a few months now and it's very good quality. Very good for suburi and much better for weapons work with a partner than standard bokken. The balance really helps with improving your style and work. Delivery was very fast, no customs problems.

      のあ (合気道)
      すぐに手に入ったので重宝しています。

      全国的に木材不足の中で、在庫があり、注文してすぐに届けて頂いたのはありがたかったです。継続的に入荷を企画しているという話を聞き、企業努力に頭が下がる思いです。
      品も良いので、おすすめです。

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      Fu (Aikidojo Monts)
      Merci SeidoShop !

      Le bokken est en tout point conforme aux informations très détaillées du site.
      Je suis donc très satisfait de ma commande.
      Le colis était parfaitement conditionné et la réception rapide.
      Service impeccable.

      For compliance reasons, reviews placed in French and Japanese and imported here on February 2024 do not display as 'verified'.
      When importing Japanese reviews, the impossibility to automatically determine the presence of a familly name forced us to label all Japanese reviews as 'anonymous' (Familly names in roman characters have been filtered out).

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    Product & Services

    Iwama Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods: ¥9,000
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥1,200
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥1,200
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥1,200
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥1,200
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥1,200
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥1,200
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥1,200
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥1,200
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥1,200
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥1,200
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥1,200
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥1,200
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥1,200
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥1,200
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - First Branch: ¥1,200
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - First Branch: ¥1,200
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - Second Branch: ¥1,200
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - Second Branch: ¥1,200
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°1: ¥1,200
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°2: ¥1,200
    Kenju Laser Engraving N°1: ¥1,200
    Kenju Laser Engraving N°2: ¥1,200

    Accessories

    1 x Nylon Bokken & Shinai Bag: ¥5,700
    1 x Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil): ¥2,000
    1 x Extra-Rigid Leather Tsuba - Round: ¥5,940
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