|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)|
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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
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Edo Branch Shoto - Red/White Oak & Isu no Ki
Made in Japan (Kyushu)
Flat Spine | Flat butt | Beveled Kissaki
Red Oak, White Oak and Isu no Ki available
This Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Shoto is made from a single piece of white oak, red oak or Isu no Ki, and manufactured in the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan). With a shape slightly shorter and thinner than a classic Shoto, this model is mainly used by practitioners of the Yagyu Shinkage school.
It is very pleasant to handle and quite popular among Aikidoka who practice Nito (some groups do!). A light curvature, a weight slightly inferior to a standard Shoto, these are the characteristics of this special model. Its balance is shifted towards the Kissaki. Some historians claim that there would be a possible link between the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, and Yagyu Shinkage Ryu, which popularized Yagyu Shinkage Ryu practice as a research for the practice with weapons in Aikido.
This product is also available in the "Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Edo Branch Daisho - Bokken & Shoto Set" with a1000 YEN rebate in comparison to separate purchases.
- Choice of wood species: red oak, white oak, Isu no Ki
- Available finish: Urethane varnish or camellia oil polish.
- Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi
Non varnished - Oil polish option:
All our high-end weapons come in two versions: either with urethane varnish or polished with camellia oil, although they are definitely much more pleasant to the touch with the latter.
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 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.
Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Shoto Specifications Wood Akagashi
Isu no Ki
Weight ~220 g ~260 g ~240 g Full length 54.5 cm Blade length 38 cm Tsuka length 16.5 cm Tsuka diameter 31 x 23 mm Mine Hiramine (flat spine) Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt) Kissaki Beveled (original Kissaki) Sori Light curvature
*Due to the hand-made manufacturing, color and weight may vary slightly from one weapon to another
About Yagyu Shinkage Ryu :
The school of Kenjutsu "Yagyu Shinkage" was founded by Yagyu Muneyoshi Sekihusaï and his son Yagyu Munenori at the end of the 16th century and is the result of researches by the Yagyu clan, as well as a heritage from Kamiizumi's "Shinkage Ryu". It is said that Muneyoshi received the teachings after having lost a duel against him. Promptly adopted by the shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, the school "Yagyu Shinkage" became and still is in our days one of the most famous and popular schools of Kenjutsu in Japan. The school is currently run by Yagyu Toshinobu, 22nd soke.
The term "Yagyu Ryu" refers to the many styles created by various members of the Yagyu family, having a common origin. Not to be mistaken for the "Yagyu Shingan Ryu", though linked historically to the Yagyu family. Yet, it is very different from the "Yagyu Shinkage" school or "Yagyu Ryu" school, which is also remarkably different as indicated by the specifications of the much lighter Bokken used.
Currently, "Yagyu Shinkage Ryu" usually refers to the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Edo Branch, and "Yagyu Ryu" refers to the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu Owari Branch.
Certain historians claim, (without going into further details) that the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba had trained or at least carefully observed the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu.