Due to the 12mm* wide stitch across the forearm, the Blue Label kote provide exceptional protection from heavy strikes. Additionally, the orizashi material used for the head and neck ensures excellent control over the shinai. As with all kote in the Shogun Kendogu range, the Blue Label kote are completely hand made in our Nara workshop to the customer’s specifications for an optimal fit. By minimising the bulk of the kazari stitching in order to reduce weight, our craftsmen can increase the amount of deer hair packed into the fist and increase the level of protection across the knuckles. This makes these kote ideal for kendo training for any level kendo-ka.
*Shogun Kendogu now offers a choice of 4mm ~ 12mm stitch in order for your to 'mix and match' these kote with your current set of kendo equipment.
Click here to view a video of items in the Blue Label.
All products from Shogun Kendogu are made exactly to
customer specifications. This assures a fit and level of comfort that similarly
priced ‘off-the-shelf-items’ cannot offer. 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||Superior padding and protection for training and motodachi|
|Stitch Width (futon)||12mm machine stitch|
|Cotton Grade||#4,000 grade|
|Filling (fist)||Deer hair|
|Fist Material||Orizashi standard (leather also available)|
|Produced||Hand made in Japan|
|Tenouchi||Four options available|
|Trim||Fujioka deer skin|
Blue Label Kote
- Product Code: blue-label-kote
- Availability: In Stock