The Horinouchi workshop closed permanently in September 2019 (see the detailed article on our blog). Solutions are being implemented and we are confident about the possibility of offering this product again soon. Therefore, orders for 'Nagamaki - Red Oak' are temporarily suspended until we transfer the technology to the other workshops. Note that it is possible that the cost of this product increase significantly, depending on how new artisans will implement its manufacturing process.
Prices vary depending on selected options.
Carry bag with shoulder strap for Bokken and Jo
Made in Japan
Material: Cotton & Linen
Length: 144 cm | Width : 11 cm | Weight: 170 g
Available Color: Brown Only
Solid cotton and linen cover for carrying a Bokken & Jo or two Jo. Synthetic leather reinforcement at the bottom of the cover, adjustable shoulder strap, and two lateral straps to prevent weapons from colliding. The cover can hold weapons of a maximum length of maximally 135 cm.
"Name Plate" Option (+1,000 JPY): 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".
Prices vary depending on selected options.
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
Red Oak Nagamaki Bokken
Made in Japan (Kyushu)
Flat Spine | Rounded Butt | Long Kissaki
Red Oak, Urethan Varnish Only
The Nagamaki is an ancient Japanese weapon that is related to the Japanese sword (Katana). As its name says (長巻 means "long wrapping"), it is formed of a very long Tsuka wrapping that can cover up to half of the total weapon length, and a Katana like blade. The full length can feature about 6 Shaku (182 cm), which is the length of the model we offer here (can be made shorter upon request).
The oldest historical examples date back to the Kamakura period (12th century), and during the Muromachi period (14th century) the Nagamaki was the most common. It remained famous in popular culture due to the warlord Uesugi Kenshin who is said to have had a special guard armed with Nagamaki.
The Nagamaki being an infantry weapon mostly used against cavalry, its use is very specific.It is not formally practiced in any active Koryu but sometimes demonstrated within the Bujinkan school (Ninjutsu). Informally, it is trained for research purpose in some old Koryu.
This is the longest Bokken/Sword of our catalog
- Choice of wood species: red oak only
- Available finish: Urethane varnish
- Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi
- This NAGAMAKI CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED THROUGH UPS/FEDEX (Includes North America and Western Europe). Please consult the "Shipping & Delivery Information" page to check if the Nagamaki can be shipped to your country. All orders placed with a delivery address in any other country will be automatically cancelled.
Specifications Wood Hon Akagashi
Weight ~1250 g Full Length 181.8 cm Tsuka Diameter 21 mm x 34 mm Mine Flat Tsuka shape Hanmaru (rounded)
*Due to the hand-made manufacturing, color and weight vary from one weapon to another