Five-fingered kote...

...seen last year in Genbudo, a bogu shop in Ikebukuro, a suburb of central Tokyo. Unfortunately I never did ask Mr Genbudo what exactly they were for,or the price. But they were in the same cabinet as the ultra-special do-dai made of sharkskin, or inlaid with mother-of-pearl... b


  1. Anonymous1:27 am

    They are so you can grip the sword properly with hon-te instead of gyaku-te! :-)


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