With the use of #8000 grade cotton and a special blend of sheep wool and cotton, the Black Label kote ensures the highest level of durability and protection. Genuine Fujioka (aizome) deer leather from New Zealand is used to reinforce the head of the kote, and the same high quality leather is also used for the palms. With a 1.8bu hand-stitched  tsutsu (forearm), the stylish and 'traditional' look of these kote cannot be overstated. True of all kote in the Shogun Kendogu range of equipment, our original “Kazutaka Cut” ensures optimal fit and ease of use from the outset. 

A culmination of the finest materials, the appearance of a hand-stitched item of kendogu, and the skill and care of the Shogun Kendogu craftsmen, make these the undeniable flag-ship pair of kote in our product range - and provide the protection and style demanded by discerning kendo-ka. 

Click here to view a video of items in the Black Label.

As with all kote in the Shogun Kendogu range, the Black Label kote are completely hand made in our Nara workshop to the customer’s specifications for an optimal fit. Our craftsmen can increase the amount of deer hair packed into the fist and increase the level of protection across the knuckles. As this is a custom made item please expect a 6 month wait from the date of payment until the date of dispatch.

Please note, due to the custom nature of this kendogu, we require customers to provide photos of where they measure. Click here for instructions on how to measure your hands for this custom made set of kote. 

*In order to provide an even better custom fit of out handmade kote, we have added two more measurements ('L' and 'M')! Please click here for measuring instructions.

Purpose Premium item for all special occasions
Stitch Width (futon) 1.8bu hand-stitched
Cotton Grade #8,000 grade
Cut/Shape "Kazutaka Cut"
Dye Aizome
Filling (fist) New Zealand deer hair
Fist Material Fujioka smoked deer leather from New Zealand
Produced Hand made in Japan
Tenouchi Two options available (Smoked deer leather or White Deer leather)
Trim Fujioka smoked deer leather from New Zealand

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Black Label Kote

  • Product Code: black-label-kote
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1,000.00

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