Hokuryu is designed to mimic the best of handstitched bogu.
【Product code: 16_08】
From HOKUTO BUDOGU
Hokuryu the nothern dragon is a unique kendo bogu design to mimic the best of handstitched bogu by using a square stitch create bumps to disperse energy. Just like the dragon, the square stitches gives an illusion of dragon scales that is hard and impenetrable. Hokuryu’s thickness, elasticity and aesthetic befits its image. The use of modern material enhances its function. An original bogu only from Hokuto.
DESIGN SPEC SUMMARY
・Orizashi (Gunze Switorl-C)
・Tenouchi (Deer skin)
SHORT OVERALL REVIEW ON KOTE
Hokuryu (kote) offers great protection and great function. Its medium length and thick orizashi square stitched kote buton gives the kote the ability to disperse incoming force effectively, while its finer stitching at the rim of the kote adds structural strength to offer better protection. The kote gashira are design symmetrical in both right and left hand with the right have better stuffing of shikage and good shikage stuffin can be seen in the wrist joint and 1dan kera ensures great protection from missed blows. The shikagawa tenouchi offers good texture and durability. The bent inward thumb position and short kera to base of thumb distance gives superb shinai gripping and control. A great kote for an experience kendoka looking for a new primary bogu or secondary bogu. Suitable for both shiai, tournament and training. The use of Gunze as a material gives this kote anti bacterial and anti-smell properties.
However, its price tag might be a bit expensive for beginners.