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Manufactured by Japan's only workshop capable of producing 100% MADE IN JAPAN Kendogu, we present the MUGEN series’ deluxe Koshikigata (traditional) model – KENZAN is reinforced using genuine Japanese ‘Aizome’ dyed Orizashi cotton, #8,800 grade cotton, and premium cuts of genuine 'Aizome' dyed deerskin. It features a very flexible and protective 6mm Nagazashi Futon, with Nanamezashi (diagonal stitching) on the Mendare. This allows the Bogu to flexible and protective in the strike zone, yet still gives the ability to form an attractive overall shape.
Men : 1,385g
Kote : 450g
Do : 1,450g
Tare : 615g
Total approximate weight : 3,900g
KENZAN offers a fully made to order, made in Japan option for those looking for a bespoke ‘work horse’ Bogu set. Soft and flexible, with a thick and protective Futon, KENZAN is well perfect for those looking for a Bogu set to use for frequent Keiko, and also for occasional Shiai. Especially recommended those who often assume the role of Motodachi, and finding themselves on the receiving end of repeated, heavy strikes. The 6mm stitching allows for excellent comfort, owing to the thick and padded Futon, retains a good balance of durability, and allows for a nice shape to be formed - ensuring that you still look great whilst wearing it. 'Koshiki' means 'Traditional Style', and the overall design is intentionally simplistic, based on traditional designs.
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The KENZAN Men is completely made to order to your exact sizes, using high quality Shoai-zome cotton, and top-grade synthetic deerskin for the reinforcements. The design is simplistic overall, and features diagonal 'Nanamezashi' stitching on the Mendare, allowing for extra comfort. The MUGEN Original Mengane is an originally designed Mengane, featuring an improved balance, giving improved lateral vision, and has reinforced Titanium bars in the strike zone. This gives the optimum balance of being lightweight, and also extremely strong. Further, the Mengane is coated with an original high-gloss coating, which strengthens the surface, preventing chips, cracks and dents. Finally the MUGEN Original Mengane is finished with matte grey on the inside, giving a cool and discreet outlook.
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Utilizing our original 'Infinity Grip' technology, KENZAN presents the culmination of generations of expertise in crafting premium Kendo equipment. The KENZAN Kote are made, not only to your EXACT sizes and specifications, but they are made to – what we believe to be - the optimum design, allowing an unparalleled level of comfort, and ease of use. The full Orizashi design makes the KENZAN Kote lightweight, and quick drying. Genuine smoked deerskin palms are used, allowing for extra durability, and also an accurate feel of the Shinai. Finally the 6mm Nagazashi stitching makes for a thick, cushioned Futon, giving a fantastic level of protection.
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As with the other parts, the KENZAN Tare is reinforced using genuine Japanese ‘Aizome’ dyed Orizashi #8,800 cotton, top-grade genuine ‘Aizome’ deerskin. Further, it features a traditional 'FUkuor-Nui' design - meaning that there is no edging leather on the Tare panels. This is something that was originally feature of traditional Kendo Bogu sets, before the edging leather was added to facilitate mass production. Not only does this style of Tare look great, but it is also lightweight, and extremely comfortable.
MADE IN MIYAZAKI, JAPAN by The Kendogu Workshop of Japan Co., Ltd.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EACH SET OF MUGEN SERIES DELUXE KENDOGU IS MADE INDIVIDUALLY, FROM SCRATCH, FOR EACH ORDER. NO CORNERS ARE CUT IN PRODUCTION OF THE MUGEN SERIES, AND WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON THE QUALITY WE OFFER. THIS QUALITY REQUIRES TIME. PRODUCTION OF KENZAN IS DEPENDANT ON THE WORKLOAD OF OUR CRAFTSMEN, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF THE REQUIRED MATERIALS, HOWEVER, IN GENERAL, PRODUCTION IS CURRENTLY ESTIMATED AT 10 to 12 WEEKS.
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* NB: Although we are perfectly able to craft almost any size, please note that we might have to ask you for extra fees and extra crafting time if your measurements are out of the Japanese standards, since it will require extra materials, special designs and extra work for our craftsmen.