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Old 03-30-2008, 08:18 PM   #9
Dojo: Elkton Ki-Aikido
Location: Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 108
Re: Looking for Hakama

I also have jo and bokken from Kim Taylor who runs Sei Do Kai. We did a bulk order from him last winter, with several custom weapons plus some stock stuff. He gave us a very nice discount because we ordered more than 10 items. I went a different route with wood species choice - osage orange. It is a serious pain in the butt to work with, but he did a beautiful job. The hickory custom stuff as well as the shiro kashi stock items were all top quality, and the prices were reasonable even without the discount. He works with a huge number of wood species, and has a large selection of bokken designs for customization. He can also do laminates of different wood species if you're looking for a showpiece for demonstrations.
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