The 'Red Label Evolution' set is a carefully constructed progression in the popular 'Red Label' series. Expertly crafted, this set seamlessly balances the understated elegance required for kendo gradings with the versatility needed for top-tier competition. The Red Label Evolution represents a significant leap forward from its predecessor, with enhanced materials and refined craftwork techniques. It's more than an upgrade; it's a comprehensive transformation that highlights Shogun Kendogu's commitment to the art and athletes of kendo.

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The Men of the Red Label Evolution set is reinforced with a versatile 'gu-no-me' stitch pattern and robust #6000 grade cotton - a combination that provides durability and unparalleled comfort around the ears and forehead. The Kote, meticulously fashioned in Nara, Japan, are a testament to Japanese craftsman precision, featuring the industry-renowned 'Kazutaka Cut' for a bespoke grip. Each glove is filled with deer hair to the customer's preference, and constructed with Japanese-made Bushu Ichi '40 Kan' grade fabric with options for "Blue Lite" or "Tough" orizashi to suit. The Dou stands as a customizable centerpiece - with dou-mune options of either kata-oshi kurozan leather or indigo cow leather for the dou-mune (included in the list price); and customisable colours for the synthetic 50 piece dou-dai. Completing the set is a #6000 grade cotton and aizome-dyed Tare, ensuring a consistent aesthetic across the entire set. The Tare's soft obi is designed to wrap tightly around the body for support, offering a secure yet unrestrictive fit. It is finished with gaku-sashi stitching and accented with navy blue deer leather.

The Red Label Evolution set represents a fusion of quality, tradition, and modern craftsmanship. It is tailored to meet the dual demands of competition and grading, ensuring that practitioners are equipped with gear that excels in both functionality and style. This set stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering the highest-quality machine-stitched kendōgu available today.


✔ 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 Red Label Evolution 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 machine-stitched bōgu for shiai, gradings, and other special occasions.
Stitch Width 6mm machine stitch
Stitch Style Gu-no-me
Cotton Grade #6,000 grade
Custom Ago Included in list price
Dye Aizome
Himo Katauchi aizome
Men-bōshi Orizashi
Men-gane IBB Duralumin
Trim Fukuro-nui, deer leather
Uchiwa Cotton
Purpose Premium machine-stitched bōgu for shiai, gradings, and other special occasions.
Stitch Width (futon) 6mm machine stitch
Cotton Grade Bushu Ichi ’40 Kan' grade
Cut/Shape "Kazutaka Cut"
Dye Aizome
Filling (fist) Deer hair
Fist Material Bushu Ichi 'Blue-Lite' or 'Tough' orizashi fabric, Made in Japan
Produced Hand made in Japan
Tenouchi Four options available
Trim Fujioka deer skin
Purpose Premium machine-stitched bōgu for shiai, gradings, and other special occasions.
Custom Dō-dai Plus US$55
Custom Dō-mune Included in list price
Dō-dai Type Synthetic imitation 50 piece
Dō-mune Leather Kata-oshi Japanese kurozan leather or aizome cow leather
Himo Katauchi aizome
Trim Kaeshi-beri
Purpose Premium machine-stitched bōgu for shiai, gradings, and other special occasions.
Stitch Width 6mm machine stitch
Cotton Grade #6,000 grade
Decoration Gaku-sashi
Dye Aizome
Himo #6,000 grade cotton
Number of Bars 5 bars
Trim Fujioka deer skin

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Red Label Evolution Bōgu Set

  • Product Code: red-label-evolution-bogu-set
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1,750.00

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