The Kazutaka Signature Kote exemplify the fusion of traditional artisanship with modern functionality. Designed for kendo practitioners who value excellence, they offer unmatched comfort and a responsive fit that enhances performance in every encounter.
Hand-stitched with precision in Nara, Japan, the Kazutaka Signature Kote are carefully filled with deer hair to ensure both optimal protection and ease of movement. Constructed with Bushu-Ichi '40 Kan' grade fabric, they feature the celebrated 'Kazutaka Cut' which provides a grip that's not only secure but also exceptionally comfortable from the first wear. The absence of 'kazari' stitching on the knuckles is a thoughtful design choice that reduces weight and increases flexibility, crucial for swift and precise shinai maneuvers. These Kote, made from premium Fujioka aizome (indigo dye) deer leather, are a testament to the craftsmanship that the Kazutaka Signature set is renowned for, setting a new benchmark for kendo armor.
✔ 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 Kazutaka Signature Kote 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 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!)
|Premium machine stitched kendogu for training, gradings, and shiai
|Stitch Width (futon)
|6mm machine stitch
|Bushu Ichi 40 Kan
|Natural aizome, made in Japan (Saitama)
|Fujioka indigo dyed deer leather
|Hand made in Japan
|Four options available
|Fujioka deer skin from New Zealand
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Kazutaka Signature Kote
- Product Code: kazutaka-signature-kote
- Availability: In Stock
Use our Bōgu Builder to choose your custom design. Please read our howto for more info.