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Old 10-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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extra long kaku obi?

I've been thinking about starting my iaido practice again, the problem is I've gotten a little bigger around the middle lately and the obi I once used will no longer fit. I've looked around the web and can't seem to find a source for kaku obi that are longer than 12 feet. Does anybody know of a place where I can get an extra long kaku obi?

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Old 11-01-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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Re: extra long kaku obi?

Ninecircles.com has an obi that's 7cm by 480cm. That's... (quick math)... ~2.75 inches by ~15.75 feet. That's kinda skinny but should still work for iaido. The belt I have is about ~13 feet long, but that may not be long enough. They have an elasticized belt, which is also ~13 feet, but may work for you. Another option may be their velcro belt. I'm not sure how long that one is, but you could email and ask.

I know you can find some of these belts at US stores, but I know the guys that run Ninecircles, and I know they'll try and help you out.

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Old 11-02-2007, 06:30 AM   #3
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Re: extra long kaku obi?

If you want something more local, SDK Supplies offers a "large" obi that's 450cm by 9cm, or ~14.75 ft by ~3.5 in.

They also make custom uniforms and obi. I assume you could order one suitable for iaido, but you could also email and ask.

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Old 11-03-2007, 11:14 PM   #4
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Re: extra long kaku obi?

Thanks, I'll check into 'em.

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Old 11-05-2007, 03:24 AM   #5
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Re: extra long kaku obi?

how long of one do you need?
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:41 AM   #6
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Re: extra long kaku obi?

The large size mentioned from SDK (14.75 ft) sounds like it should be just about right.

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