Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken (Hojo) - White Oak

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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.
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    Nylon Bag for Bokken & Shinai with shoulder strap

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    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.
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    Camellia Oil - Tsubaki abura

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    Ingredient: 100% Tsubaki Oil

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    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.

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    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.
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    Product Information & Size Chart

    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken - White Oak

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)

      Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki

      White Oak available

      This Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken is made from a single piece of white oak from the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan). Although it is meant for practitioners of the Koryu "Kashima Shinden Jiki Shinkage", it is, because of its weight, an excellent Bokken for suburi. It is indeed the heaviest Bokken offered by SeidoShop. There are two different types of Bokken existing for this school: The heavy one, presented here, for the practice of Bokken against Bokken, and a lighter one that corresponds to a standard/deluxe Bokken. This heavy model is also known as Hojo Bokken as it is mainly used to practice the Hojo Kata. This school is famous for training with super heavyweight furibo, which because of its weight, we, unfortunately, cannot offer them on SeidoShop due to their size and weight (but we offer Furibo model that goes up to 10 kg).

      Please note: This type differs from the "Jiki Shinkage Naginata Yo" thinner, designed for practise Bokken vs Naginata in Jikishinkage Ryu Naginata jutsu.

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

      Finish options:

      In 2021, with concerns for the workers, all workshops greatly reduced the number of urethane-varnished weapons and replaced the finish with "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 sandpaper), then we finish the weapon with high-quality beeswax. This finish makes the wood as smooth as it can be and guarantees 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).

      About Jiki Shinkage Ryu :

      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. This school had its apogee at the end of the Edo period and it is one of the major schools (with the Onoha Itto Ryo) studied by the founder of the Daito Ryu Aikijutsu, Sokaku Takeda. In this school, the focus is on the coordination of breathing and technique for which the used furibo (suburito) can weigh up to 50 kg.

      Jiki Shinkage Hojo Bokken Specifications
      Wood Shirakashi
      (White Oak)
      Weight 1100 ~ 1200 g
      Full length 101.5 cm
      Blade length 77 cm
      Tsuka length 24.5 cm
      Tsuka diameter 44 x 39 mm
      Mine Hiramine (flat spine)
      Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt)
      Kissaki Beveled (originall Kissaki)
      Sori Almost no curvature

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

    • Customer Reviews

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      Abdullah (KUWAIT)
      Good product

      Good and heavy-duty bokken

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      Shodokan Ronin Dojo (España)
      As usual in Seido outstanding quality!

      I ordered this Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken about three months ago. I use it as a suburito, not as my usual bokken. What I most like is that has the same length of my regular bokken but is three times more weighted. I am fascinated with the quality of all Seido items and this is in the same line of highest quality that my other 4 different bokken bought previously (all them different models). I feel I had a piece of Art in my hands every single time I take it (or any of the others).
      Just one recommendation: use the engraving service because it gives the final touch of quality and is something you will be using for a lifetime. And a last thought: how long will still working the last Japanese craftsmen? So I feel we are buying the last pieces of an ending era of Art...

      桂川 (直心影流)
      手に入らない逸品

      今では作る人がいなくなっているマイナー流派の木刀を作ってくださって感謝です。
      丁寧な日本の手仕事が生きています。

      J
      JMB (USA)
      Very nice for suburi, but a possible concern

      II am not a student of jiki shinkage ryu, but I am fascinated with this challenging bokken for suburi. Indeed, I have found it excellent for that purpose — for me at least, the large circumference of the tsuka places a premium on gripping method and hand strength.

      For what I want, this bokken is perfect. However I note that the flat spine seems slightly misaligned from true. While this is no concern for me, a practitioner from the ryu might find it distracting.

      I offer this observation in the spirit of constructive feedback, with the disclaimer that I do not know what the true shape should be, nor how the ryu views small deviations.

      C
      Christian (Germany)
      Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken - White oak, oil polished

      This bokken is outstanding in quality and balance. It is quite heavy and perfect for Suburi. And again delivery was fast and communication very clear and friendly. Thank you Seido - I will order again.

      For compliance reasons, reviews placed in French and Japanese and imported here on February 2024 do not display as 'verified'.

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    Product & Services

    Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken (Hojo) - White Oak: ¥16,200
    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
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