Superior Hon Biwa Tanto (Loquat)

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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, bottom of the blade or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm) or big (~10 mm). 
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Tanto.
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  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, bottom of the blade or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm) or big (~10 mm). 
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Tanto.
  • Availability: Made on site | Production: ~ | No Exchanges/Refunds
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  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, bottom of the blade or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm) or big (~10 mm). 
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Tanto.
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    Hon Biwa - Superior Tanto

    Made in Japan (Kyushu)

    Flat Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki

    This "Hon Biwa" Tanto is made from a single piece of Loquat. The term of Loquat (or Japanese Medlar) includes several subspecies, and the type of wood used for the production of this particular model is the one that has been used for hundreds of years in Japan for the manufacture of exceptional bokken. Wood is handpicked by Kazuhiro Aramaki, 3rd generation Master from the Aramaki workshop. Extremely durable, highly resilient (shock resistant), incredibly well balanced and very pleasant to the touch, this weapon has only qualities even though its relatively light weight eliminates it de facto from practice types such as suburi.
    It is resolutely classical in its shape and length. It is the most widespread tanto standard that will suit all Aikidoka for their practice of Tanto-Dori.

    Many legends exist about the Loquat, the most famous relates the story of a saber duel between two masters, one using a bokken made of oak, the other of Loquat. The fighter wielding the oak bokken refusing to admit defeat after taking a few hits that did not incapacitate him, he left the field convinced of his superiority. The next day, he woke up covered in bruises and could not get up. Indeed, the softness of Loquat tends to promote the penetration of forces on impact, hence causing internal damage more easily while harder bokken tend to hurt only on the surface.

    • Finish : oil polished
    • Manufacturing workshop: Amaraki

    All our high-end weapons are offered unvarnished (camellia oil polish finish). Note that unvarnished weapons are much more pleasant to the touch as well as usage.
    Unvarnished weapons are 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 out of stock or made to order, the shipping time can take up to 6 weeks in case of shortage.

    Hon Biwa Tanto Specifications
    Wood Hon Biwa
    Weight ~120 g
    Full length 29 cm
    Blade length 19.5 cm
    Tsuka length 9.5 cm
    Tsuka diameter 35x24 mm
    Mine Hiramine (flat spine)
    Tsuka shape Hanmaru (rounded butt)
    Kissaki Daikissaki (long) (~2 cm)

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

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    Product & Services Summary

    Superior Hon Biwa Tanto (Loquat): ¥12,000
    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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