Hokuryu is designed to mimic the best of handstitched bogu.
・10mm cross pitch
【Product code: 16_09】
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.
10mm square stitched menbuton allows it men to have softer structure near the flap to make it easier to shape and easy to lift up both hands for mobility while maintaining high ability to disperse incoming force effectively. Its lightly convex naname-zashi tsukidare with 5 dan kazari and large okubyodare though offers protection. Kongawa urakawa and herikawa offers good durability.
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 hand. 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. The use of Gunze as a material gives this kote anti bacterial and anti-smell properties.