Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken & Shoto (Aramaki Model) [Daisho Set]

From 4 workshops in 2019, the wooden weapon industry in Japan is now reduced to one workshop at full capacity and one workshop with reduced capacity. For this reason, all orders for custom-made items have a production time of about 5 months without guarantees. We will contact you if the order is delayed, but please know that delays are now very common for those orders. Feel free to read our blog article for more information on the situation.

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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.
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 Embroidery workshop & 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)
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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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    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 Shoto.
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    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 Shoto.
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    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 Shoto.
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    Nylon Bag for Bokken & Shinai with shoulder strap

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    Material: Nylon

    Available color: Black & Navy Blue

    Name plate option: Synthetic leather embroidered name plate (maximum 1 name)

    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.
    For Bokken, Jo & Tanto sets, please see the Carry Bag Bokken/Jo/Tanto (nylon) model.

    Nylon Bokken & Shinai Bag Specifications
    Model For Bokken & Shinai 34 For Shinai 37 For Shinai 39
    Max weapon length 103 cm 113 cm 119 cm
    Full length 105 cm 115 cm 120 cm
    Weight 260 g 300 g 340 g

    "Name Plate" Option: Optionally, you can add a name plate embroidered with your name. This plate is made of synthetic leather, and will be directly integrated on the bag before shipping.
    Please note: given the little space available, it is only possible to embroider either a first name, a last name, or a word (Aikido, Aikibudo etc.)
    For more information about Japanese embroidery, please consult the page "How to Choose your Japanese Embroidery".

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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

    • Katori Shinto Ryu Daisho Set - Bokken & Shoto

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)
      Flat Spine | Flat butt | Bevelled Kissaki
      Available in Red or White Oak

      Those Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken & Shoto are made from a single piece of either white or red oak, and are manufactured in the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan). With a shape slightly shorter but thicker than that of standard weapons, those models are used by practitioners of the Kenjutsu school called "Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu", but are also part of the equipment of certain teachers of Yoseikan Budo and Aikibudo.

      Depending on which workshop Dojos and branches have connections with, specific Koryu weapons are often slightly different from one workshop to another.
      At Seido, we consider Matsuzaki's Katori Shinto Ryu models as standard, that’s why we have them in stock. Since Seido is also the main reference for Katori practitioners outside Japan, we have decided to also offer Aramaki's versions:

      • For both Bokken & shoto, Aramaki's models have a slightly more stylized kissaki (tip) and a slightly deeper curve (sori).
      • The main difference for the bokken is the length- Aramaki's model is 0.5 cm shorter (96.5 cm instead of 97 cm).
      • The Shoto is also slightly thicker than Matsuzaki's model.

      Weapons manufactured in Aramaki’s workshop are fully handmade- neither machine nor guide is used for the curvature. Those models are therefore significantly more expensive.

      • Wood species: red and white oak
      • Available finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
      • Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki

      We also sell the Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken (Aramaki's model) and the Katori Shinto Ryu Shoto (Aramaki's model) separately.

      This set is offered with a 1,000 YEN discount in comparison with separate purchases.

      If you want to discover more weapons from this school, we also offer the Katori Shinto Ryu Naginata Shinbukan Version and the Katori Shinto Ryu Naginata Sugino Version.

      Finish options:

      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).

      Katori Shinto Ryu Daisho Set - Specifications
      Dimensions Bokken Shoto
      Full length: 96.5 cm 54.5 cm
      Blade length: 69.5 cm 38 cm
      Tsuka length: 27 cm 16.5 cm
      Tsuka diameter: 38 x 26 mm 37 x 26 mm
      Tsukagashira: Taira (flat butt)
      Kissaki: Bevelled (Original Kissaki)
      Mine: Hiramine (flat)
      Weight - Ichiikashi: 520 ~ 570 g ~ 300 g
      Weight - Shirakashi: 550 ~ 600 g ~ 320 g

      * Wood is a living material, color and weight vary from one weapon to another.

      About Katori Shinto Ryu :

      The school Katori Shinto Ryu, also called Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu, is undoubtedly one of the oldest traditional martial art schools in Japan. It was 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 many other traditional schools, does not only teach sword techniques (Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu), but many other techniques with weapons, such as the Naginata, the spear (Sojutsu) or the Shuriken, as well as hand-to-hand techniques (Jujutsu). Katori Shinto’s teaching differs significantly from other schools as it also includes military strategy and logistics. In this tradition, the Soke has only a representative role; the technical teaching is under Kyoso Shigetoshi Shihan’s responsibility. 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). Nevertheless, the official current is quite well represented outside Japan.

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    Product & Services

    Katori Shinto Ryu Bokken & Shoto (Aramaki Model) [Daisho Set]: ¥20,500
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    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
    Kenju Laser Engraving N°1: ¥800
    Kenju Laser Engraving N°2: ¥800

    Accessories

    1 x Nylon Bokken & Shinai Bag: ¥4,400
    1 x Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil): ¥1,620
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