Large choice of high quality wooden weapons for Japanese martial arts: Bokken (Bokuto), Tanto, Jo, Shoto and Suburito. Made with oak, ebony, medlar, sunuke...
Our weapons are manufactured in Japan in a traditional way, by hand. Our main supplier is Nidome, whose workshop is located in Kyushu, in the southern part of Japan. He is one of the last Japanese craftsmen still active and has been manufacturing weapons for AIKIDO, KENDO, KENJUTSU and IAIDO for over 70 years.
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A bokken (boku: wood / ken: sword) is a wooden sword (called BOKUTO in Japan) used for AIKIDO, KENDO and KENJUTSU training. In general, its shape and size are similar to those of a katana but there are also models similar in shape to other types of swords. Originally, bokken were designed for samurai of feudal Japan to reduce the risk of injury during training.
Tanto is a wooden short sword, of about 30cm. It is used for Aikido and Kenjutsu. SINONOME offers different sorts of tanto of the NIDOME brand. Our supplier, NIDOME, is a specialist of wooden weapons (tanto, bokken, jo) since 1940 at Miyakonojo in Japan (90% wooden weapons are made in Miyakonojo.).
A tanto is a short wooden sword of about 30cm used in Aikido and Kenjutsu. This weapon, similar to a samurai dagger, allows to perform different types of attacks from different angles. It is mostly used to learn how to disarm a person with a knife.
SINONOME offers different tanto from the brand Nidome. Our supplier NIDOME is a specialist in the manufacture of wooden weapons (tanto, bokken, jo) since 1940. His workshop is located in Miyakonojo, Kyushu, where 90% of the wooden weapons made in Japan come from. He is one of the last remaining Japanese artisans and, according to our team of experts, the one who offers the highest quality products, all with a perfect finish.
A Jo is a wooden stick of about 128cm long used for the practice of Aikido, Jodo / Jojutsu and Kenjutsu.
Our Jo are made in southern Japan with a traditional method by one of the last craftsmen still in activity. In white oak, red oak or sunuke. Possible to engrave one's name or an inscription of one's choice on the Jo.
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SHOTO is a short wooden sword. (Foreign people called Kodachi / Wakizashi. But Kodachi and WAKIZASHI mean "short KATANA".)
Laser engraving on wooden weapons.
When you order a wooden weapon (bokken, jo, tanto, shoto, suburito), you can add an engraving as an option. Engravings in Japanese (Kanji, Hiragana or Katakana).
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A suburito, also called Furibo, is a bokken for training used for the practice of kata as well as for suburi. It is a bit heavier than a standard bokuto and has a thicker blade, allowing you to improve your hitting speed and strengthen your upper body muscles while improving your flexibility. Note that prolonged practice can cause tendonitis.
Kyosaku-White oak The Kyosaku (keisaku Rinzaishu for style) is a wooden stick used in the practice of Zazen.
Engraving-Wooden Weapons Burning on wooden weapons.We engrave your name and / or family name on your bokken, jo or tanto up to 5 alphabets. The workshop is a Japanese wooden laser engraver specialist. **If you need help for an engraving in Japanese, please contact us.
Onoha Itto ryu bokken - Oak (Heavy) White Oak / Red Oak Weight: 750-800g Length: approx. 98.5cm Onoha Itto ryu is an ancient Japanese martial art school (Kobudo). Made of Japanese Oak and made in Japan. When you touch this Bokken, you can see its naturally smooth surface.
Tanto Aikido - Japanese wooden Dagger White Oak / Red OakWeight about 150glength 30cm A tanto is a short sword for practicing Aikido. This tanto oak is made in Japan with traditional way that gives wood (oak) a good quality. This is very standard tanto for Aikido.
Kashima Shin Ryu 鹿島神流 White Oak / Red OakWeight: about 850gLength: 105cm
Jo White Oak - Japanese wooden stick Diameter: 2.7 cm Length: 128cm Weight: 720-750g Made of Japanese Oak and in Japan, it is a standard jo in terms of length, weight and diameter. For Aikido and JODO training.
SUBURITO HAKKAKU wooden sword for training Red Oak HAKKAKU (Octagonal) Weignt: about 1500g Length: 115cm Top of sword is cut obliquely. With Grooves SUBURITO means literally a wooden sword for Suburi (training).
Jo purple ebony 8 Bu - Japanese wooden stick Weight: about 700g Length: about 128cm Diameter: 24mmJo standard in terms of length, weight and diameter, intended for Aikido training. Made in Japan.
Aikido Bokken - Oak (Middle weight) White Oak / Red OakBokken weight: about 500gBokken length: 103cm Average weight, solid, very resistant to shocks against a bokken or a jo.
IWAMA RYU BOKKEN White Oak bokken IWAMA ryu Weight: about700g width 103cm