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Old 05-28-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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Weapons bag

I just ordered my new iaito (should be getting here Tuesday) and now I am in the search of a good bag for it. Most of what I am finding are leather or imitation leather and I'm not really interested in that. What I am looking for is more of a good quality nylon bag, like what bujin had. I found a nylon bag on nine circles and it seems appealing.

Have any of you purchased this? I'm actually thinking about getting the brown one since it will match my iaito. I checked to see if any bujin bags were on aikido24/iaido24 and nada.

If any of you know any other suppliers I should check into, please let me know.

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Old 05-28-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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Jun, I just realized I posted in weapons instead of supplies. Feel free to relocate this for me if you feel it is necessary.

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Old 05-29-2011, 04:33 AM   #3
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Ashley,
did you visit Janet Rosen's site?
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for the plug! But I don't work in vinyl or luggage type bags, just cottons (twills and canvas). I used to refer queries for luggage style bags to Bujin and hope they are able to offer them again soon.

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Old 05-29-2011, 11:38 AM   #5
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Re: Weapons bag

A couple of people from my dojo got weapons bags from nine circles. They had a table at the last seminar I attended. They are nice bags although they are not long enough for a jo to fit inside of the zipper compartment. There is a set of loops on the outside of the bag that will hold a jo though so it works fine for them. I'm glad I got my bjin bag before they were gone but the Nine Circles bags are almost as nice.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:25 PM   #6
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Ashley,
did you visit Janet Rosen's site?
Actually, I have visited her site and what she makes is lovely (I had the pleasure of seeing one of her bags first hand), but that isn't really what I am looking for at the moment.

I am looking for a nylon bag that has some padding in it to protect the iaito during car travel. I found another site that looks promising, but I am always one to read reviews or want to see things first hand, so buying sight unseen and no reviews is a bit scary for me...

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Old 05-29-2011, 07:47 PM   #7
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I'm not really up on all the terminology, but the Bujin bags are made out of cordura, or maybe it's what they're all calling "ballistic" fabric nowadays, whatever that means. It's a synthetic of a particular weave and durability, is all. "Nylon" is, of course, a much broader term. The Bujin bags are really hard to beat in terms of the quality of materials and workmanship...if you can find something comparable, don't hesitate.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:25 AM   #8
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If you really need to protect your iaito while travelling, consider using a plastic rifle case. You have Big 5 Sporting Goods in your area and they sell one for around $25 that will carry all your weapons, sports a solid handle, and is lockable. Hard plastic on the outside and an egg crate foam interior. I have several and have carried both my swords and scoped rifles in them without incident. They aren't elegant, but they are really tough and excellent at protecting the contents.

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I'm not really up on all the terminology, but the Bujin bags are made out of cordura, or maybe it's what they're all calling "ballistic" fabric nowadays, whatever that means. It's a synthetic of a particular weave and durability, is all. "Nylon" is, of course, a much broader term. The Bujin bags are really hard to beat in terms of the quality of materials and workmanship...if you can find something comparable, don't hesitate.
Cordura is a specific brand of a specific form of nylon. BTW it is made by a company owned by the Kochs.

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Old 05-30-2011, 06:13 AM   #10
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Kingfisher has recently started offering a weapons bag from a similar material to the Bujin bags. The Kingfisher version is not quite as beefy, but it is the best I've seen if you can't find a Bujin.

bTw: what iaito did you get and what did you upgrade from and why? Might be in the market myself soon...
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:08 PM   #11
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I'm not the OP but heartily recommend you look at iaito from mugendo budogu, Peter Boylan's website.

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Old 05-30-2011, 02:17 PM   #12
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Kingfisher has recently started offering a weapons bag from a similar material to the Bujin bags. The Kingfisher version is not quite as beefy, but it is the best I've seen if you can't find a Bujin.

bTw: what iaito did you get and what did you upgrade from and why? Might be in the market myself soon...
Thanks for letting me know, I will go check out their site now

I got my iaito from Budo Aoi. Though their turn around time sucks, the quality of their iaito is top notch. I ordered mine from their in stock list, so it was shipped out immediately. I upgraded from a wooden bokken with wooden saya. I've been trying to save up for one for almost two years and finally bit the bullet and got one.

There are several reputable suppliers out there, and I am sure you will hear tons of various ones. I like Aoi, but a lot of people like tozando and nine circles too. Other people from my dojo have one from swordstore or bugei as well and are pleased.

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Thanks for the info Janet and Ashley. Sorry to sidetrack the thread!
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No worries!

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