What is Fit-stitch?
A Fit-stitched Kendo Bogu, is a machine-stitched Bogu which uses a special stitching method called "fit-stitch" or also commonly called "Nagazashi" in Japanese, that allows the Futon of the Bogu to become more soft and supple, similar to that of a hand-stitched Bogu.
By making the stitches of the sewing machine longer, the Futon get’s less compressed when being sewn, as a result the Futon of the Bogu becomes softer and more flexible thanks to the "fit-stitch" sewing method.
Another great advantage is that a fit-stitched Bogu is more supple and keeps the shape of the Futon much better than a normal machine-stitched Bogu, which means that the Men, Kote and Tare forms better to the body, making them very comfortable.
Also, since the Futon is less compressed by the stitches made into the Futon, the Futon slightly thicker and offers better protection compared to a regular machine-stitched Bogu with the same quality.
Because the Bogu is sewn using a sewing machine, the price of a Fit-stitched Bogu is a lot lower than any hand-stitched Bogu, making them much more affordable for beginners and intermediate Kendoka. They also offer better protection that the regular-style machine-stitched Bogu, and are more soft and flexible, making them more comfortable.
Because of this, the Fit-stitched Bogu has become one of the main styles of Bogu that are used by Kendoka nowadays.
Great Value, Great Price
This is a Deluxe Quality 5mm Fit-stitched Bogu Set. Being made with Orizashi Cotton it's light and dries fast. The Fit-stitched Futon makes the Bogu soft and very flexible, and the 5mm futon is thick enough to provide good protection. This is a great set for beginners who wants a proper Bogu, and also this Bogu is recommended for regular training for more serious Kendoka.
NOTES ON CLEARANCE BOGU SETS:
- Sizes and stock are limited, first-come first-served.
- Please note that you can't choose the design in this set.
- In order to complete your set, we might replace an out of stock part with a product of equivalent quality. Stitching/design might be different.