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
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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Tags: Blue Label, Kote

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