Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken [Aramaki Model] - Classic Wood - White Oak


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  • Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken - Aramaki Model

    Made in Japan (Kyushu)
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Beveled Kissaki
    White Oak available

    This Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken is made from a single piece of white oak, and manufactured in the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan), at the Aramaki workshop. With a shape slightly shorter but thicker than that of a classic Bokken, this model is used by practitioners of the Kenjutsu school called "Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu". It is also part of the equipment of certain teachers of the Yoseikan Budo and the Aikibudo.

    Depending on the workshop the Dojos and branches have connections with, certain specifications of this Koryu Bokken slightly differ.
    We have decided to offer Aramaki's version of this Bokken, featuring a length of 96.5 cm and is hence, a little bit shorter than other models, and has a somewhat more stylized Kissaki tip. The Aramaki version also has a slightly deeper curve (sori).
    Aramaki's version is fully handmade, no machine or guide is used for the curvature, so this model is significantly more expensive.

    We also offer the Katori Shoto made by the Aramaki workshop.
    This product is also available in the Katori Shinto Ryu Daisho (Aramaki Model) - Bokken & Shoto Set

    • 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 guarantee 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).

    Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken Specifications
    Wood Shirakashi
    (White Oak)
    Weight 550 g~600 g
    Full length 96.5 cm
    Blade length 69.5 cm
    Tsuka length 27 cm
    Tsuka diameter 38 x 26 mm
    Mine Hiramine (flat spine)
    Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt)
    Kissaki Beveled (original Kissaki)

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

    About Katori Shinto Ryu :

    The school Katori Shinto Ryu, or also called Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu is undoubtedly one of the oldest martial art schools of Japan. Founded in the mid-15th century by Iizasa Ienao after his retirement at the Shinto Katori Jingu, a shrine dedicated to the Gods of martial arts. This school like most of the traditional schools, does not only understand the techniques with the sword (kenjutsu and iaijutsu), but also numerous techniques with other weapons, such as the Naginata, the spear (sojutsu) and the Shuriken, and techniques without weapons (jujutsu). The teachings of the Katori Shinto differ significantly from other schools in focusing on the training of technical strategies and military logistics. In this school the Soke currently holds no more than a representative role, the technical responsibility is entrusted to Kyoso Shigetoshi Shihan. The school was popularized in Europe due to certain dissident forms of practice included in the Yoseikan Budo (Minoru Mochizuki) and in the Aikibudo (Alain Floquet) but the official current is quite well represented outside Japan as well.

  • Customer Reviews

    Based on 14 reviews
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    Christophe (CSAG Montigny les Metz)
    Tout simplement impeccable

    Bokken de très belle qualité, envoi rapide et suivi efficace.
    Equilibre parfait, belle finition, travail soigné, il ne me reste qu'à honorer l'artisan lors de son utilisation.

    JCabrita (Portugal - Ungoshin)
    Great weapon

    As expected a great weapon, an example of the japanese expertise. The beeswax finish is smooth and very pleasant in the hand. The bokuto was very well packed and the delivery was very fast.
    It was my fiirst purchase, but definitely not the last.
    Thank you.

    Eric (Aikiksr Luxembourg)
    Très bien

    Après avoir commandé le bokken en chêne blanc avec la finition spéciale Seido, j'ai voulu comparer avec le modèle en chêne rouge en finition standard : pas déçu, même cette version "de base" est déjà très bien, très agréable en main et parfaitement équilibrée. Encore bravo aux artisans pour la qualité de leur travail, et à Seido pour la rapidité du traitement de la commande.

    Eric (AIKIKSR Luxembourg)

    J'ai commandé le modèle en chêne blanc avec la finition spéciale Seido : magnifique, parfaitement équilibré et une finition au top, je ne m'attendais pas à un bokken aussi beau !
    De plus, le traitement de la commande et l'expédition rapide par l'équipe Seido ont été au top également : information régulière de l'avancement de la commande, réception ultra-rapide.
    Nul doute qu'une autre commande (chêne rouge avec finition standard, pour voir la différence) sera faite très prochainement.
    Merci Seido et bravo aux artisans japonais.

    はし (剣術)


    JL (Spain)
    Perfect feeling when holding it

    As expected the bokken is smooth and perfectly balanced. A litter heavier than the red oak one from Aramaki too. The delivery was really fast, as there was stock of it.

    Parfaitement ce qui était prévu

    Rien à dire de négatif, la gravure laser est ce qui est le plus bel ajout qu'offre Seido.
    C'est émouvant de se dire que chaque bokken est fait par un artisan et pour chaque personne.
    Il est généralement un peu plus court que ce que Sugino avait à l'époque et plus léger, mais la répartition est parfaite (du poids).

    Kamyar (Germany)
    A real pleasure

    This was my first time ordering from Seido.
    I find the information about the item, shipping and taxes excellent. Fortunately, I did not have to pay taxes in Germany for the item.
    Today I received the beautiful bokken much faster than announced. And it is a delight to hold it in my hand. A beautiful piece of craftsmanship!
    Thank you very much!

    VOITURON (Stavelot)
    Superbe bokken, prise en main, equilibre, parfait

    Superbe bokken, prise en main, equilibre, parfait

    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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Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken [Aramaki Model] - Classic Wood - White Oak: ¥12,200


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