The Blue Label Kote stands as a hallmark of craftsmanship and protection. Designed for kendo practitioners who value precision and durability, these Kote blend traditional techniques with modern innovation, ensuring an unmatched grip and comfort during practice.

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Crafted from #4000 grade cotton and filled with meticulously selected deer hair, the Blue Label Kote are distinguished by their 12mm stitch that enhances padding without sacrificing flexibility. The 'Kazutaka cut' ensures a snug fit and superior control, vital for both keiko and competition. Hand-made in Japan, these Kote come with the option of orizashi standard leather or premium deer leather palms, catering to individual preferences while maintaining the set's iconic protection and lightweight design. The minimized kazari stitching and choice of materials make these Kote a preferred choice for practitioners seeking both function and aesthetic in their gear.


✔ Shipping is included in the list price.

✔ Option to increase/decrease volume of deer hair and padding in each glove 

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

Buying Custom Items 

As a bespoke creation, the Blue Label Kote provide 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 item, please follow our detailed instructions. 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 Superior padding and protection for training and motodachi
Stitch Width (futon) 12mm machine stitch
Cotton Grade #4,000 grade
Cut/Shape "Kazutaka Cut"
Dye Aizome
Filling (fist) Deer hair
Fist Material Orizashi standard (leather also available)
Produced Hand made in Japan
Tenouchi Four options available
Trim Fujioka deer skin

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Blue Label Kote

  • Product Code: blue-label-kote
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $400.00

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