Kurama Ryu Bokken - Classic Woods

The Horinouchi workshop closed permanently in September 2019 (see the detailed article on our blog). Our project of transfering this model to other workshops is suspended as other workshops are also in significant troubles. At this time, we have no idea if this product will ever be manufactured again, but it is very unlikely. Feel free to read our blog article for more information on the situation.

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  • Kurama Ryu Bokken - Red/White Oak

    Made in Japan (Kyushu)
    Flat Spine | Flat Butt | Long Kissaki | Wood Tsuba
    Red Oak or White Oak available

    This Bokken is made from a single piece of oak (red or white) from the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan). The Kurama Ryu Bokken is quite specific: long, thick, heavy, straight, with a fitted thick wooden Tsuba. Intended for Kurama Ryu practitioners, and not recommended for usage in other arts, unless it is for pure personal research.

    Although the wooden Tsuba fits tightly on the Bokken, we deliver it with a Tsubadome (rubber Tsuba block). This model is almost identical to the Kashima Shin Ryu Bokken, what differs, however, is the Kissaki (tip) design. (The Kashima Shin Ryu model is made with a short Kissaki).

    • Choice of wood species: red oak, white oak
    • Available finish: Urethane varnish or camellia oil polish
    • Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi for all models

    Non varnished - Oil polish option:

    All our high-end weapons are available either varnished with urethane or polished with camellia oil. The latter is more pleasant to the touch and these unvarnished weapons are also more ecologically-friendly, but they require regular (monthly) maintenance with oil (camellia or wood maintenance oil). Further, they can only be made from the finest timber of Japanese quality. Given the need for maintenance, our stocks are limited. Also, since the craftsmen must select the best wood possible to manufacture these Bokken and Jo, the processing time is longer than for varnished weapons. Please note that the oil polish can darken the wood significantly.

    Kurama Ryu Bokken Specifications
    Wood Akagashi  (Red Oak) Shirakashi (White Oak)
    Weight 800 ~ 850 g 850 ~ 950 g
    Full length 105 cm
    Blade length 78 cm
    Tsuka length 27 cm
    Tsuka diameter 48 x 30 mm
    Mine Hiramine (flat spine)
    Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt)
    Kissaki Daikissaki (long Kissaki)
    Sori Standard curvature
    Special With Wooden Tsuba

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

    About Kurama Ryu School:

    Kurama Ryu is a Kenjutsu system founded during the Tensho era (late 16th century) by Ono Shokan in the Kanto area (Edo, Tokyo). Most archives were lost during World War II and very little is known today about the founder. Kurama Ryu is still practiced today, mainly in the Shuseikan Dojo in Yokutsu (Tokyo), with a lineage that goes back to Kaneko Sukesaburo and Shibata Emori (the dojo's founder).
    Kurama Ryu acquired its popularity with the help of Shibata Emori, instructor for the Tokyo metropolitan police, involved in the creation of the Keishi Ryu (police Kenjutsu) into which a Kurama Ryu Kata was introduced. It is the "Henka" Kata, more often called "Makiotoshi" by Kendoka, one of the most important and powerful technique to master. It is interesting to see that the Kurama Ryu Bokken is somehow similar in shape and weight to the Keishi Ryu Bokken.
    Through Keishi Ryu, Kurama Ryu also influenced the creation and development of Kendo.

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