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.
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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 an 18-20 week 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|
|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
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