The Red Label Evolution Kote are the embodiment of masterful craftsmanship, engineered to meet the exacting demands of kendo practitioners. They represent the perfect union of tradition and innovation, providing both a striking appearance and exceptional hand protection.

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Precision-crafted in Nara, Japan, the Red Label Evolution Kote are constructed with Bushu Ichi '40 Kan' grade fabric, known for its durability. The 'Kazutaka Cut' ensures a custom fit and facilitates a quick, precise grip, essential for both training and competition. Filled with carefully selected deer hair, these Kote offer an outstanding balance between protection and ease of movement. Practitioners can choose between "Blue Lite" or "Tough" orizashi, allowing for a personalized level of durability and comfort. The attention to detail and adherence to traditional techniques make these Kote a premium choice for kendo-ka seeking the finest in their kendo equipment.


✔ 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 Red Label Evolution 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!)

Purpose The Red Label - premium machine stitched bogu made from top-quality materials for enhanced appearance and durability.
Stitch Width (futon) 6mm machine stitch
Cotton Grade Bushu Ichi ’40 Kan' grade
Cut/Shape "Kazutaka Cut"
Dye Natural aizome (from Saitama, Japan)
Filling (fist) Deer hair
Fist Material Bushu Ichi 'Blue-Lite' or 'Tough'
Produced Hand made in Japan
Tenouchi Four options available
Trim Fujioka deer skin from New Zealand

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Red Label Evolution Kote

  • Product Code: red-label-evolution-kote
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $460.00

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