Superior Hon Kokutan Bokken (African Ebony)

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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, only names or words. Requests for expressions translations will be ignored and refunded.
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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  • 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/Shoto.
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  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken/Shoto.
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    • Deluxe Bokken 101.5 cm - Hon Kokutan

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)

      Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki

      Hon Kokutan (African Ebony)

      This African ebony (Hon Kokutan) Bokken has a very extensive finish: a hanmaru tsukagashi (rounded), a kenmine upper edge, and an elongated tokudaikissaki tip. African ebony is directly imported from Africa, its completely black color and do not present any node or mark. 
      On the tsukagashira (pommel), you will find the mark of the workshop (a cross) and on the left side of the tsuka, master Aramaki's signature. "Hyuga no kuni, Miyakonojo, Junin, Sandaime, Kazuhiro Saku", meaning "Made by Kazuhiro, third of the name, a resident of Miyakonojo, province of Hyuga."

      Ebony wood bokken are very heavy and will suit practitioners who are rather well built and are more particularly intended for Suburi. These bokken will also make excellent gifts following the successful passing of an exam.

      African ebony is the rarest, most valuable, and of course the most expensive of woods. This is a luxury wood, not necessarily very strong but extremely heavy. It is used to make ornamental bokken, and also for suburi practice. The African ebony bokken are often offered to a teacher by his students as a gift during major occasions. The wood used by our master craftsman is directly imported from Africa.

      This model is offered in classic deluxe shape (presenting a line between tsuka and blade), or in tsubanashi shape (deletion of the line between tsuka and blade allowing a grip on a much larger portion of the bokken)

      • Wood species: African ebony (Hon Kokutan)
      • Style : Deluxe Bokken shape (Tokusei) or Tsubanashi shape.
      • Finish: Non varnished (camelia oil polish).
      • Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki

      All our high-end bokken are offered non varnished (camellia oil polish finish). Note that unvarnished weapons are much more pleasant to the touch as well as usage.
      Unvarnished weapons are more ecologically-friendly, but they requires regular (monthly) maintenance with oil (camellia or wood maintenance oil) and they can only be made from the finest, Japanese quality woods. Given the need for maintenance of these weapons, our stocks are limited. Also, since the craftsmen must select the best wood possible to manufacture these weapons, the processing time is longer than for varnished weapons. If engraved, out of stock, or made to order, the shipping time can take up to 6 weeks in case of shortage.

      Deluxe Bokken Ebony Specifications
      Weight 750 ~ 800 g
      Full length 101.5 cm
      Blade length 75.5 cm
      Tsuka length 26 cm
      Tsuka diameter 37 x 26 mm
      Mine Kenmine (chevroned spine)
      Tsuka shape Hanmaru (rounded butt)
      Kissaki Toku-daikissaki (extra-long) (~4 cm)
      * All prices include shipping (except South America and Africa).
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    Product & Services Summary

    Superior Hon Kokutan Bokken (African Ebony): ¥120,000
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Bokken & 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
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