WIth a 6mm stitch width on the forearm, the kote of the Red Label are packed with just the right amount of deer hair to provide protection without unnecessary bulk. Importantly, it is during the crucial stage of hand-stitching the tenouchi and deer skin heri kawa (bordering leather) onto each kote, that the right and left glove are fashioned slightly differently so that they take a shape that complements the way the shinai is held. These are not a mass produced item. Each glove is made with care by Japanese kendo players, with many years of experience, to ensure that they allow the optimal grip and efficient swing of the shinai.

Note: The Red Label kote come standard with orizashi fists, however the Fujioka deer leather option is also pictured here. 

Click here to view a video of items in the Red Label.

As with all kote in the Shogun Kendogu range, the Red Label kote are completely hand made in our Nara workshop to the customer’s specifications for an optimal fit. Our craftsmen can therefore accommodate many requirements and requests during the building process. 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 Premium machine stitched kendogu for training, gradings, and shiai
Stitch Width (futon) 6mm machine stitch
Cotton Grade #6,000 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 from New Zealand

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Red Label Kote

  • Product Code: red-label-kote
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $540.00

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