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Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata - 6.5 Shaku
Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
Available woods: Red Oak
Length: 6.5 Shaku (196.9 cm)
Finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
This Naginata Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata is made in Kyushu, at the Aramaki workshop, from a single piece of red oak.
In comparison to other models, the one used in Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata is the thinnest, shortest and lightest, obviously developed for women's practice. The art though is not exclusive to women and also practiced by men.
Please note that because the Naginata does not fit into our engraving machine, this model cannot be engraved.
- Choice of wood species: red oak
- Available finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
- Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki for all models
- This NAGINATA CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED THROUGH UPS/FEDEX (Includes North America and Western Europe). Please consult the "Shipping & Delivery Information" page to check if the Naginata can be shipped to your country. All orders placed with a delivery address in any other country will be automatically cancelled.
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).
Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata Specifications Wood Ichiikashi (Red Oak) Full Length 196.9 cm Blade length 50 cm Tsuka diameter 20 mm x 26 mm Weight 600 g ~ 650 g
* Weapons are all handmade, therefore color and weight vary from one weapon to another.
About Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata:
The Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage Ryu evolved from the Shinkage Ryu and the Kage Ryu, which both have disappeared. Its beginnings are situated in the 16th century and attributed to Matsumoto Bizen No Kami Naokatsu.
But the Naginata version is much more recent. Developed in the late 19th century by Satake Yoshinori, a former Jiki Shinkage Ryu student and his wife Satake Shigeo. An emphasis is placed on preserving the Kata in its original form and leaves very little room for improvisation. This art was rapidly introduced in girl's schools, which explains why most practitioners are, still today, women. Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata became famous after the victory of several well-known teachers over Kendo practitioners, but the school does no longer focus on competition. More on Koryu.com (article by Ellis Amdur) and on our YouTube channel: Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata Jutsu - 34th All Japan Kobudo