Iwama Ryu Shoto - Classic Woods

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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 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)
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Bokken & Shoto 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/Shoto.
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    Bokken & Shoto 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/Shoto.
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    Bokken & Shoto 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/Shoto.
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    Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil)
    ¥1,700 ~ ¥37,000
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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.

     

    Product Information & Size Chart

    • Iwama Ryu Shoto - Red/White Oak

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)
      Flat Spine | Flat butt | Squared Kissaki
      Red Oak and White Oak

      The classic Iwama Ryu Shoto is manufactured from a single piece of oak (red or white) from the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan). With its straight shape and blunt Kissaki (tip), Tsuka (handle), and special thickness, it is a great tool for the work of Tenouchi (grip), this model is the short version of its counterpart, the Iwama Ryu Bokken.

      Shoto are not widely used in the Iwama Ryu style but despite the fact that there is no curriculum Shoto vs Bokken in Aikido, it is sometimes used as a side weapon for Shoto vs empty hand, or for specific research of short sword techniques.

      This model differs from the Takemusu Shoto by the shape of its Mine (spine) which is more rounded on the Takemusu model. The Iwama Shoto model is also slightly slimmer, by about 1 mm.

      • Choice of wood species: red oak or white oak
      • Available finish: Urethane varnish or camellia oil polish.
      • Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi for all models

      We also offer the Iwama Ryu Bokken (long).

      Non varnished - Oil polish option:

      All our high-end weapons are available either varnished with urethane or polished with camellia oil. Finished with oil, they are much more pleasant to the touch.
      Unvarnished weapons are alo more ecologically-friendly, but they require regular (monthly) maintenance with oil (camellia or wood maintenance oil) and they can only be made from the finest woods of Japanese quality. Given the need for maintenance of these weapons, our stocks are limited. Also, since the craftsmen must select the best wood possible to manufacture these weapons, the processing time is longer than for varnished weapons. If out of stock or made to order, the shipping time can take up to 6 weeks in case of shortage. Please note that the oil finish process can darken the wood significantly.

      Iwama Ryu Shoto Specifications
      Wood Hon Akagashi
      (Red Oak)
      Shirakashi
      (White Oak)
      Weight ~360 g ~400 g
      Full length 54.5 cm
      Blade length 38 cm
      Tsuka length 16.5 cm
      Tsuka diameter 36 x 27 mm
      Mine Hiramine (flat spine)
      Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt)
      Kissaki Squared kissaki

      *Due to the hand-made manufacturing, color and weight vary 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 is represented in France by Daniel Toutain, Patricia Guerri and Philippe Voarino and it focuses on the practice of weapons, giving them equal importance to empty handed techniques. 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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    Product & Services

    Iwama Ryu Shoto - Classic Woods: ¥3,500
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°1: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°2: ¥800

    Accessories

    1 x Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil): ¥1,700
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