Iwama Takemusu Shoto - Classic Woods

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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 or initials, only names or words. Requests for expressions translations will be ignored and refunded. Please also note that initials cannot be translated in Japanese. Consequently, they will always be engraved in English.
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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Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1

  • 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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    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2

  • 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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    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°3

  • 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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    • Takemusu Shoto - Red/White Oak

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)
      Flat Spine | Flat Butt | Squared Kissaki
      Red Oak and White Oak

      For the Takemusu Shoto Master Horinouchi uses Japanese high quality red or white oak to carve this outstanding pieces. With its straight cut and "blunt" Kissaki (tip), a Tsuka (handle) featuring a special thickness for the work of Tenouchi (gripping training), this model is a perfect transposition of the Bokken to a Shoto.

      Shoto are not widely used in the Iwama Ryu style and there is no curriculum Shoto vs Bokken in Aikido neither, but it is sometimes used as a side weapon for Shoto vs empty hand techniques, or for specific research and personal training.

      This Shoto is not based on the Iwama Ryu official Bokken, but on the Takemusu Bokken. The Takemusu Bokken is an old model, a copy of one of Saito Sensei's Bokken. It is likely that this was the shape of Bokken that was carved by O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba and Saito Sensei at the Iwama Dojo back in the days. Due to their limited knowledge in craftsmanship, the shape is simpler and less refined, especially on the Kissaki.
      Seido recreated this model after extensive research on the old weapons used at the Iwama Dojo.

      This model differs from the Iwama Ryu Shoto in the shape of its Mine (spine) which is more rounded on the Iwama model. The Iwama Shoto model is also slightly thicker, by about 1 mm.

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

      Iwama Takemusu Bokken and Iwama Takemusu Tanto also available.

      Non varnished - Oil polish option:

      All our high-end weapons are available either varnished with urethane or polished with camellia oil. They are much more pleasant to the touch when finished with the latter.
      Unvarnished weapons are more ecologically-friendly, but they require regular (monthly) maintenance with oil (camellia or wood maintenance oil) and they can only be made from the finest woods of Japanese quality. 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. Please note that the oil finish process can darken the wood significantly.

      Takemusu Shoto Specifications
      Wood Hon Akagashi
      (Red Oak)
      Shirakashi
      (White Oak)
      Weight ~380 g ~420 g
      Full Length 54 cm
      Blade Length 38 cm
      Tsuka Length 16 cm
      Tsuka Diameter 38 x 29 mm
      Mine Marumine (rounded spine)
      Tsuka Shape Taira (flat butt)
      Kissaki Squared kissaki

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

      About the Iwama Ryu Style:

      Iwama Ryu, sometimes also called Takemusu Aiki, is a current of Aikido initiated by Morihiro Saito Sensei, a close disciple of the founder of Aikido reputed to have codified accurately and efficiently the practice of Aikido weapons: Aikiken and Aikijo. This style is represented in France by Daniel Toutain, Patricia Guerri and Philippe Voarino and it focuses on the practice of weapons, considering them as equally important than techniques without weapons. In fact, the practice with a Bokken that matches the standards of the school is particularly important. The practice of Aikiken Iwama Ryu, besides its extreme precision, develops power input (Tenouchi), due to the relative thickness of the Bokken.

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    Product & Services

    Iwama Takemusu Shoto - Classic Woods: ¥3,500
    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
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°1: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°2: ¥800

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