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Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken - Red/White Oak
Made in Japan (Kyushu)
Flat Spine | Flat butt | Small Kissaki
Red Oak and White Oak available
This Jiki Shinkage Ryu Bokken is made from a single piece of oak (red or white) 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 practise Bokken against Bokken and a lighter one that correspond 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 heavy weight 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: red oak or white oak
- Available finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish.
- Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki
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).
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 Akagashi
Weight 1000 ~ 1100 g 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