The Black Label Pro set is the zenith of hand-stitched kendo armor, tailored for kendo-ka who accept no compromises. With its '1-bu, 5-rin' stitch width, it achieves an exemplary balance of protection and suppleness. Over time, the armor naturally molds to the practitioner's form, enhancing fit and comfort. The fusion of #8000 grade cotton with a unique sheep wool and cotton blend gives the Black Label Pro a 'koshi' structure that is built to last and retain its shape.

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Designed for peak performances, the Men of the Black Label Pro set offers 'gu-no-me' or 'naname' stitching within its #8000 grade cotton construction. The '1-bu, 5-rin' hand-stitched futon is imbued with natural aizome dye for a texture that machine stitching cannot replicate. The Kote are a product of unrivaled craftsmanship in our Nara workshop, from the initial cut to the final stitch. The exquisite Fujioka deer leather provides a fit that is at once soft, supple, and form-fitting, embodying the true spirit of tailor-made excellence. Assembled with the utmost precision in Japan, the Dou allows for extensive personalization, including a selection of authentic Japanese-made kurozan or indigo dyed cow leather for the mune, along with an array of custom dou-dai options. The Tare, featuring a soft obi for a secure and lightweight fit, and navy blue deer leather in the heri and kumo-kata, melds practicality with elegance.

The Black Label Pro, entirely hand-stitched, showcases significant advancements in material quality and crafting techniques, affirming its place as the 'crown jewel' of Shogun Kendogu’s bōgu range. It stands as the preeminent choice for practitioners who demand the highest standards in quality, adaptability, and aesthetics.


✔ Shipping is included in the list price.

✔ High-quality 'Katauchi' himo are included for each item 

✔ This set comes with our industry-first 'Wear & Tear' Warranty. 

Buying a Custom Set

As a bespoke creation, the Black Label Pro set provides a level of fit and comfort unrivaled by similarly priced off-the-shelf items. Constructed from scratch for each customer, please anticipate a lead time of 6 months from payment to dispatch. Due to the customised nature of this kendogu, precise body measurements are essential. For guidance on how to measure yourself for this custom-made set, please follow our detailed instructions. To enhance the custom fit of our handcrafted kote, we've incorporated two additional measurements, 'L' and 'M'. For accurate measurement instructions, please refer to our guide. To the best of your ability, please upload one document (i.e. PDF) with all measurement photos attached. We recommend that you seek the help of others when measuring and taking photos. If the craftsmen are unsure about the place/position of the measurements, we will double check with you before commencing with the build (you don't buy custom gear everyday, so we do everything we can to be thorough with sizes and measurements!)

Purpose Premium hand-stitched kendogu for all special occasions
Stitch Width 1-bu, 5-rin, hand-stitch
Stitch Style Naname
Cotton Grade #8,000 grade
Custom Ago Included in list price
Dye Aizome
Himo Premium Katauchi aizome
Men-bōshi Fujioka smoked deer leather
Men-gane Titanium
Trim Fujioka smoked deer leather
Uchiwa Cotton
Purpose Premium hand-stitched kendogu for all special occasions
Stitch Width (futon) 1.8bu hand-stitch
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
Purpose Premium hand-stitched kendogu for all special occasions
Custom Dō-dai All colours/textures included in list price
Custom Dō-mune Included in list price
Dō-dai Type Kuro-ishime synthetic imitation 50 piece
Dō-mune Leather Hand embossed, Japanese kurozan leather
Himo Premium Katauchi aizome
Trim Kaeshi-beri
Purpose Premium hand-stitched kendogu for all special occasions
Stitch Width 1.8bu hand-stitch
Cotton Grade #8,000 grade
Decoration Bō-sashi
Dye Aizome
Himo #8,000 grade cotton with tapered ends
Number of Bars 7 bars
Trim Fujioka smoked deer leather from New Zealand

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Black Label Pro Bōgu Set

  • Product Code: black-label-pro-bogu-set
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $3,650.00

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