Ono-Ha Itto Ryu Bokken - Classic Wood - White Oak

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  • Ono Ha Itto Ryu Bokken - White Oak

    Made in Japan (Kyushu)
    Rounded Spine | Flat Butt | Short Kissaki
    White Oak available

    This Bokken is made from a single piece of white oak and carved on the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan). Slightly shorter than a standard Bokken, but also thicker and heavier, this model is suited for Ono Ha Itto Ryu Kenjutsu practitioners. This model is not suited for general practice but is particularly interesting for hard contact practice.

    With this model, we recommend the use of a round leather Tsuba (to be fitted by the customer).

    • Choice of wood species: white oak
    • Available finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish.
    • Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki for all models.

    We also offer a short version of this model, the Ono-Ha Itto Ryu Shoto.
    This Bokken is also available in the Ono-Ha Itto Ryu Bokken & Shoto [Daisho Set].

    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 guarantees 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).

    Ono Ha Itto Ryu Bokken Specifications
    Wood Shirakashi (White Oak)
    Weight 650 ~ 750 g
    Full length 98 cm
    Blade length 73.5 cm
    Tsuka length 24.5 cm
    Tsuka diameter 38 x 29 mm
    Mine Marumine (round spine)
    Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt)
    Kissaki Short Kissaki

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

    About Ono-Ha Itto Ryu School:

    The original Itto Ryu, founded by Ito Ittosai Kagehisa in the later 16th century, has today disappeared but its techniques and legacy are still alive in many styles such as the Ono-Ha Itto Ryu, Mizoguchi Ha Itto Ryu, Hokushin Itto Ryu and many more. The Ono-Ha Itto Ryu is the oldest of those schools and was founded by Ono Jiroemon Tadaaki right after he succeeded Ittosai. More duel-oriented, Ono was known to be an amazing swordsman but a very difficult person, and although he shared the role of instructor of the Shogun with Yagyu Munenori (Yagyu Shinkage Ryu), his character played against him in favor of Yagyu. Ono Ha Itto Ryu focuses on unarmored fighting and is famous for its training with "Onigote", an enormous protective glove that can stand direct strikes of a Bokken. Although the transmission quickly left the Ono family, it has an uninterrupted lineage that guarantees the historical accuracy and efficiency of its techniques.
    It is interesting to note that Ono-Ha Itto Ryu is fully integrated into Takeda Sokaku's Daito Ryu school. Since Takeda was the main teacher of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, it is often said that Ono-Ha had a significant influence on Aikido. It is, however, neither officially confirmed nor denied that Ueshiba did learn Ono-Ha Itto Ryu from Takeda Sokaku. Besides, Ueshiba never taught Ono-Ha Itto Ryu and studied various other Kenjutsu styles, which makes the true influence of the Ono-Ha Itto Ryu on Aikido difficult to evaluate.

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    Robert Wolfe (Itten Dojo, United States)
    Another Exceptional Bokuto

    This is my first bokuto from the Aramaki shop, but the quality is every bit as good as previous orders from Horunouchi. The form and finish of this bokuto are exceptional, as are the weight and balance, and far exceed Itto-ryu bokuto I've ordered from other sources. Thank you!

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    Andrea (Italy - Sakura Dojo)
    Excellent product

    Excellent product, well balanced and not too heavy
    Just arrived and already tested in practice with very good results
    Recommended

    Glad to know that you like the balance! We test our Bokken carefully and that's good to know you appreciate the result.

    Jean-François

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    Frank D. (France)
    Idéal

    Atelier HORINOUCHI. Idéal pour les contacts bien durs.En Isu no ki, il est d'une vrai belle couleur.

    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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