|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.|
|Number of engravings||
You can order a maximum of 3 engravings per weapon from this page. The modules N1, N2, and N3 correspond to the engravings Number 1, number 2 and number 3. These modules are identical and you can add them in the order you wish. Of course, we cannot engrave twice in the same place, so please pay attention to the chosen positions.
For more than 3 engravings, please contact us prior to placing your order.
|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)|
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
Tendo Ryu Tanto - Red/White Oak
Made in Japan (Kyushu)
Flat Spine | Flat Butt | Beveled Kissaki
Red or White Oak
This Tendo Ryu Tanto is made from a single piece of oak (red or white) from the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan). This Tanto is for practitioners of the "Tendo Ryu Naginata" school.
Almost as long as a Shoto, it can barely be considered as a Tanto, even considering the historical long Tanto (featuring 30 cm+ blades), nonetheless, this is how it is officially called within the Tendo Ryu school. Not really suited for any kind of practice outside of the Tendo Ryu, it might make an interesting Shoto for some Koryu research as it is thin and very light, making it very easy to carry and use.
We also offer the Tendo Ryu Bokken, and Tendo Ryu Naginata.
- Choice of wood species: red oak or white oak
- Available finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish.
- Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki for all models
In 2021, with concerns for the workers, all workshops greatly reduced the number of urethane varnished weapons and replaced the finish by a "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 sand paper), then we finish the weapon with high quality beeswax. This finish makes the wood as smooth as it can be and guarantee an 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).
Tendo Ryu Tanto Specifications Wood Akagashi
Weight ~180 g ~200 g Full Length 49 cm Blade Length 35 cm Tsuka Length 14 cm Tsuka Diameter 22x31 mm Mine Hiramine (flat) Tsuka Shape Taira (Flat butt) Kissaki Beveled Kissaki
*Due to the hand-made manufacturing, color and weight may vary slightly from one weapon to another
Tendo Ryu Naginata:
The Tendo Ryu Naginata school is the oldest Naginata school still active. Founded in 1582 by Saito Hangan Denkibo Katsuhide, it was originally specialized in Kenjutsu, including Naginata techniques but has shifted toward Naginata the past decades (especially with the impulsion of the 16th Soke, the incredible Mitamura Sensei). One of the most interesting part of Tendo Ryu Naginata is the set of techniques with a broken Naginata, using only the shaft. Tendo Ryu does not rely on the Iemoto system and the current Soke, the 17th, is Kimura Yasuko Sensei. You can watch our in-depth interview with Kimura sensei on our Youtube channel More on Koryu.com (article by Ellis Amdur), on our YouTube channel: Tendo Ryu Naginata Jutsu - 33rd All Japan Kobudo Demonstration 2010, or on the very good Naginata, the Definitive Guide by Alexander Bennett.