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Subject : The measurement is completely off
Rating : 2 of 10
Product : Practice Keikogi and Hakama Combination Set (Single layer Gi & TC Hakama)
Link : Here
Poster : H Lai
Date Posted : 25/06/2017
Comments : While the price for the set is good, you get what you paid for. If you compare the size chart and the actual measurement of the garment, the gi that I received was off by 2 sizes and the hakama was off by 1. I eventually had to ship both of them back and get a replacement. The problem was that as a new kendoka, I didn't realize the length of the gi matters, so although the piece fits my body on top, the gi was short by 20cm. (The hakama has a deep opening on both sides, and your gi needs to be long enough so your thigh or boxer won't show.) I only found out months later after it was pointed out by my practice mates. I shouldn't have accepted the replacement.

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Subject : Good shinai
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : [Keichiku Bamboo] "Hexagon" Doubari style with Hexagon grip Shinai
Link : Here
Poster : Alexandre Cavalcanti Lopes de Almeida
Date Posted : 20/06/2017
Comments : Great grip, nice feel. Very well balanced. The finish could be a little better. But it's good.

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Subject : Solid as rock
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : 100% Cow Leather Tsuba 5mm
Link : Here
Poster : Alexandre Cavalcanti Lopes de Almeida
Date Posted : 20/06/2017
Comments : High quality leather and great looking tsuba. Built to last forever. But the opening to the tsuka is very narrow and does not fit into any standard shinai. It needs to be expanded to be able to use it.

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Subject : Excellent bogubag
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Premium Backpack Style Bogubag
Link : Here
Poster : Alexandre Cavalcanti Lopes de Almeida
Date Posted : 20/06/2017
Comments : Simply the best backpack bogubag I've ever had. Nicely designed, reinforced, with many compartments and enough space for bogu, uniform and accessories. A "must have" for practitioners who go to dojo by motorcycle. I really liked it.

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Subject : Perfect Kendo practice set!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Practice Keikogi and Hakama Combination Set (Single layer Gi & TC Hakama)
Link : Here
Poster : MixFixer
Date Posted : 09/05/2017
Comments : This was our first Kendo equipment purchase, so we were unfamiliar with pretty much everything - from how to measure properly, to not having a clue about the different levels of quality to expect (at each price range). Bottom line is this: The charts are accurate - so if you measure accurately, you'll be fine. More than that, this is one of the best deals available for a practice Keikogo and Hakama set (single layer). The fit was perfect and the quality of the single layer fabric was _better_ than I expected! FIVE STARS!

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Subject : Pretty Good!
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Durable quality practice Shinai (each)
Link : Here
Poster : JP
Date Posted : 08/05/2017
Comments : I didn't expect much from the cheapest set of Shinai, but to my surprise, they are the best quality I've ever got my hands on! The shipping costs were high though (Items : 50$CND + Shipping : 30$CND + Taxes : 10$CND = Total 90$CND for 2 Shinai). It isn't mentioned but the Tsuba (guards) are included, which is nice (Other sites may charge extra for them).

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Subject : great keikogi
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Supercool Jersey Gi
Link : Here
Poster : kel
Date Posted : 04/04/2017
Comments : feels great sizing to fit; perfect for all use, and seasons. very happy with bogushop.

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Subject : good bang for your buck
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Kendo Tabi (Foot Protector)
Link : Here
Poster : Walter Wales
Date Posted : 22/03/2017
Comments : Just got it, I'm excited to see how feels in practice. It is made of imitation leather and a cotton/canvas combo.This is expected for the reasonable price. I will update in 6 months with how it holds up.

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Subject : Awesome
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Orizashi] 6mm High Quality Machine Stitched Kote
Link : Here
Poster : Leroy
Date Posted : 26/01/2017
Comments : I have not tried all budget kote[s], but out of the few sets that I have, this is great and high value. You sacrifice the padding for the flexibility. It's one of the best $60 I've spent on Kendo.

Response from Bogushop:
Thank you so much Leroy for the review, we definitely price our products as budget but never sacrifice quality for price! - Ivan. BOGUSHOP



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Subject : Great for one hand training
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Short 6 or 8 Slates Bamboo Suburi Shinai - 70cm (two weight options)
Link : Here
Poster : Soung
Date Posted : 09/12/2016
Comments : great product, only reason for the 4 instead of the 5 start is the grip girth is a bit big. rather have something more regular size to train each arm/wrist.

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Subject : This is what I was looking for
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Keichiku Bamboo] "Shou" Jiseengata Doubari style Shinai
Link : Here
Poster : François P.
Date Posted : 18/11/2016
Comments : I love it. The fact that it's balanced more towards the hands makes me feel more in control.

Response from Bogushop:
Thank you François P., this is a new Shinai type that was selected because of its balance and tip light feeling, a great balance for sure! - Ivan. BOGUSHOP



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Subject : It is what it is
Rating : 6 of 10
Product : Traditional Fabric Drawstring Bogu Bag
Link : Here
Poster : gator99991
Date Posted : 17/11/2016
Comments : Average quality bogu bag, will hold the set of gym armor I put together just fine. No frills, and no complaints!

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Subject : Great Value
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Practice Keikogi and Hakama Combination Set (Single layer Gi & TC Hakama)
Link : Here
Poster : gator99991
Date Posted : 17/11/2016
Comments : I was very nervous about ordering from a new vendor as this can end very badly. Fortunately this was not the case, great quality hakama and great light keikogi, I am very happy with the fit and how it looks and feels. I will soon make a YouTube review of my great experience purchasing at bogu shop.

Response from Bogushop:
Thanks so much gator99991! We strieve to provide the best value for the buck! - Ivan. BOGUSHOP



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Subject : Great value and quality for the price
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Durable quality practice Shinai (each)
Link : Here
Poster : gator99991
Date Posted : 17/11/2016
Comments : I will be ordering for my students exclusively, they are well balanced, have good quality parts and the bamboo is of good quality. I will be posting a YouTube review later so someone can see what they are buying with confidence.

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Subject : Incredible quality!!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Orizashi / Clarino] High Quality 6MM Machine Stitched Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Eric Hebert
Date Posted : 01/11/2016
Comments : I ordered this as my first ever Bogu set. The pieces all fit perfectly and the quality is incredible! If you are looking for a great set for an amazing price, I highly recommend this set!

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Subject : Great to alternate with another pair.
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : [Orizashi] 6mm High Quality Machine Stitched Kote
Link : Here
Poster : Andy
Date Posted : 13/10/2016
Comments : In order to keep my other set of kote fresh, I alternate my main one with this. It doesn't have as much padding as my other pair (from the 2mm bogu set), but it gets its job done during practice.

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Subject : Definitely worth it. Excellent service!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] 2mm Premium Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Andy
Date Posted : 13/10/2016
Comments : I've used this set regularly in the past 2 months and I'm loving it. I think the selling point here goes towards the men and kote. Superb quality compared to my dojo's bogu - the men has enough padding to reduce the impact of most men strikes, and the kote feels more comfortable while wearing it/taking hits compared to the 6mm Orizashi kote. I'm not sure about the do or tare, but it does feel more premium than ones I was borrowing from my dojo. However, the tenugui and himo that comes with it were terrible. The ends of the tenugui keep ripping into small pieces because of bad stitching and all of my men and do himo ripped after a few practices... These things sensei will pick up and scold you for, so it was very unfortunate. Nevertheless, some inconveniences, but a great product. I'd recommend people to order here at BOGUSGOP instead of E-BOGU because you'll get your value here. Lastly, GREAT customer service - helped me with the men and tare measurement. Thanks Ivan!

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Subject : Excellent bogu
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Clarino Leather] 3MM Deluxe Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Gabriel
Date Posted : 17/08/2016
Comments : I have the set for almost 5 months, and its quality is excellent for its price. Although the himo that come with the bogu is not that great, but it's a minor issue.

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Subject : Great bogu
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Clarino Leather] 3MM Deluxe Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : François
Date Posted : 30/07/2016
Comments : Great set. This is my first bogu set and I'm very pleased with it so far. I've been using it since June. The men is lightweight, but offers good protection. Do is pretty standard. Nothing fancy, but solid. Same for the tare. The kote are good for a first set. A little bit rigid at first, but now they feel comfortable. This is normal for a new pair of kote. Way better than the kote that I borrowed. Now I feel that my hands are safe! Ivan gave me all the answers that I needed to get a perfectly adjusted bogu. Good service. Fast answers. Thank you Ivan.

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Subject : A must-have
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Bogu Display Stand
Link : Here
Poster : François
Date Posted : 30/07/2016
Comments : Useful to dry your set. I like the overall esthetic effect. A must-have. Tip: I inverted the V-shaped part that supports the men-buton (now it's a "V"). It keeps the men-buton straight between practices.

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Subject : Quality Bogu Set
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Premium 2MM Korean Deer Leather Machine Stitched Bogu Set (Customize)
Link : Here
Poster : Jacob Huang
Date Posted : 27/07/2016
Comments : After viewing various websites, I chose this bogu set as my fist bogu at the Bogushop. In the beginning, I just thought the price is very beautiful compared to other bogus at the same/similar level. However, when I received the package and used them for , I found this product is much quality than I expected. Besides, I would list some of my reviews to the product and my shopping experience here. 1. Quality of the product. Men, Kote, and Do are very comfortable/flexible after few times use(probably because this product is customized?)and they are the same as they describe on the website (even better than you expected somehow). As the first time buyer, it is very helpful when himos and tenugui are included. 2. Timing of shipping. The shipping is very fast. If not,when you inquire, the customer service is always patient and honest to let you know the current status of production (they do not give you a vague response). 3. A good communication. When you have some doubts about your products, such as size, the customer service gives you a good advice based on their rich experiences as much as possible (not always ask you choose the most expensive one). Overall, I had a good experience for this bogu set and their service this time. I would definitely come back and recommend others to experience their sincere service that can help you can find the best fit product(s) for your needs.

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Subject : Great Product! Sizing Chart is spot on!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Practice Keikogi and Hakama Combination Set (Single layer Gi & TC Hakama)
Link : Here
Poster : Eric Hebert
Date Posted : 06/07/2016
Comments : As this is my first Keikogi and Hakama I've ever bought, I was nervous about how it would fit and let me say it was spot on! Had my Sensei check it out and it sleeve length and hakama length was perfect! Quality is really good and it feels awesome! Thank you Bogushop!

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Subject : Great Bokken!
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : White Oak Bokken (Long Daito)
Link : Here
Poster : Eric Hebert
Date Posted : 06/07/2016
Comments : I love this bokken, its a little heavy but I love that feature. Its a has a very nice finish. The tsuba will require some sanding in the inner circumference to make it fit but once it's on it's a perfect fit!

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Subject : Quality Product
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] 2mm Premium Machine Stitched MEN
Link : Here
Poster : Nick73
Date Posted : 23/05/2016
Comments : It has been 1 month since I received my men. I have throughly enjoyed jigeiko with it. I have taken hits from seniors to beginners without any problems. The craftsmanship is well made and is really beautiful. Even with 3 hours of practices, I don't fill a lot of soreness from wearing the men. Overall, I'm really happy with my purchase. Lastly, I wanted to add that the customer service is great at Bogu Shop. Ivan really took great care of me to ensure that I was happy with the purchase. I received prompt notification that my purchase was being processed via email and in two weeks I received my men! Many thanks Ivan!!

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Subject : Good value
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Premium Keikogi and Hakama Combination Set (Double Layer Gi & #10000 Hakama)
Link : Here
Poster : Arvid Krantz
Date Posted : 21/05/2016
Comments : My first beginners keikogi had been all used up so I bought this with the intention to get a proper, long lasting keikogi. I have now used this for ten or so practice occasions and it is by far superior than my old one. However, with that said, a few threads have already come loose in the gi. And some stitching in the hakama looks like the machine snapped/ran out of the thread a few times, so it is double threaded/small knots here and there with loose threads as a result. Not really an issue considering the price. Size was perfect and the feel is wonderful. The label on the hakama says #11000 not #10000 - I wouldn't know the difference but it's great either way. Shipping was a bit slow - almost three weeks from date of purchase until my order was marked shipped.

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Subject : An excellent product
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : High quality T/C Hakama Tetron & Cotton (Black)
Link : Here
Poster : Mariusz
Date Posted : 30/04/2016
Comments : This hakama is lightweight, the straps are the right length and it has a plastic "spoon" at the back. It compares favourably with my other hakama, also in regard to the price.

Response from Bogushop:
Thanks so much Mariusz! - Ivan. BOGUSHOP



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Subject : Great Value
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : [Clarino Leather] 3MM Deluxe Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Jonn Derksen
Date Posted : 15/04/2016
Comments : I bought this bogu set about 6 weeks ago, and I have been really impressed with it. I shopped around before buying, and comparable sets were almost twice the price. My only complaint would be that the sizing options are a limited to stock sizes so if your measurments are a little off from standard you may not get a perfect fit. In my case I have large hands so even the largest Kote size was a little narrow for me. After a few weeks though they've broken in well and I can wear them comfortably. Bottom line is that dollar for dollar you won't find better value. I especially recommened this set for beginers buying their first bogu set. It's a good bogu set for a great price.

Response from Bogushop:
Thanks so much John, Your review means alot to us and hopefuly to other customers too! Hope you enjoy the Bogu for years to come! - Ivan. BOGUSHOP



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Subject : Great set, pictures don't do it justice
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Clarino Leather] 3MM Deluxe Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Les
Date Posted : 17/01/2016
Comments : Yet again, Bogushop (and Ivan) go above and beyond expectations. I emailed Ivan with my measurements, as I wasn't sure of my sizing. He wrote back within a day, and recommended an alternate size than I had planned to purchase. I'm glad I trusted him!! The new bogu fits like a charm, and my first practice with it was a success. This Bogu set also has far nicer trim than is seen in the pictures. Looks just like the more expensive sets my Senpai wears! Thanks again, Ivan!

Response from Bogushop:
Thanks so much Les, Your review means alot to us and hopefuly to other customers too! Hope you enjoy the Bogu for years to come! - Ivan



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Subject : Great set and customer service
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : [Orizashi / Clarino] High Quality 6MM Machine Stitched Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Rhainbow
Date Posted : 15/12/2015
Comments : I ordered this set with the free 3mm upgrade and everything arrived on time in great shape. The quality is good and fits perfectly. I also greatly appreciate the staff contacting me and double checking the size of a few items before shipping them. Had they not done that I'd have had to exchange a few items. Pros: great customer service Nice looking set Awesome quality Cons: disappointed that the himo for the Do and Men is not included in this set. A very inexpensive part. It's like selling a pair of shoes but not the laces to tie them up. While I agree the himo should be bought separately for individual pieces; I feel it should be included when purchasing a whole set, or emphasise that the himo must be bought separate. Now I must order himo for which shipping will not be covered as it was with my original order.

Response from Bogushop:
Thanks Rhainbow, Please contact us for free HIMO that should have been included in the set. It was a mistake on our part, we DO include FREE HIMO, Tenugui, and Chichikawa. So sorry about that!



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Subject : Love it
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : [Keichiku Bamboo] "Ryougi" Doubari style with Koban (Oval) grip Shinai
Link : Here
Poster : Jay
Date Posted : 24/11/2015
Comments : When I began practising Kendo this was the first shinai I bought and I'm pretty much hooked on the oval grip. As another person mentioned, it really feels like a bokuto grip in your hands. For myself, it really helps me keep the right angle on my strikes, especially Do. I'd give it a five but I'm just not experienced enough yet to declare something perfect ;)

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Subject : Great set.
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Orizashi / Clarino] High Quality 6MM Machine Stitched Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Steve from Arizona
Date Posted : 29/08/2015
Comments : I received my set about a week ago. It seemed very sturdy and well made. I wore it to my practice and took a few hits. The men felt really good, and the Kote have very good padding. My instructor was impressed with the quality of the bogu. This is a very good set for a very reasonable price.

Response from Bogushop:
Thanks Steve, this is one of our best sellers as we use quality material yet maintain our trusted and tried low price guaranteed.



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Subject : Excellent first Kendo uniform
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Practice Keikogi and Hakama Combination Set (Single layer Gi & TC Hakama)
Link : Here
Poster : Les
Date Posted : 13/07/2015
Comments : Thanks so much for the assistance! Even when I messed up, and ordered the wrong colour, you were quick to correct the issue. Looks great, feels awesome. Perfect for beginners!

Response from Bogushop:
Thanks for the review Les.



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Subject : Excellent Product and Customer Service!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] Premium 1.5 BU Hand Stitched MEN with Titanium Gane (Grill)
Link : Here
Poster : B. Frazier
Date Posted : 20/05/2015
Comments : Fits perfectly and made with some added additions. Final design is amazing and Men helmet is so comfortable. Love it!!

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Bogushop Response:

You made an excellent choice, this is indeed a very comfortable MEN as hand stitched lines are going to make the fabric soft.


Subject : Good Buy
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Durable quality practice Shinai (each)
Link : Here
Poster : M. Castellani
Date Posted : 30/04/2015
Comments : It is an excellent buy at that price for any shinai, especially an entry level. The balance and weighting is better then one would expect for a basic shinai. I would recommend it for someone just starting out nge (a return to basics as such).

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Bogushop Response:

Thanks!


Subject : Upgraded Bogu Set
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Orizashi / Clarino] High Quality 6MM Machine Stitched Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Guy Kerby
Date Posted : 03/03/2015
Comments : My sensei thought I received a very good quality bogu with the 3mm upgrade. Every item fit precisely.

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Bogushop Response:

Thank You Guy for your kind response! We pride ourselves to be able to provide quality products at fraction of competitors' price.


Subject : Excellent Product and Customer Service!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Korean Cow Leather] 4mm Deluxe Machine Stitched MEN
Link : Here
Poster : B. Frazier
Date Posted : 15/01/2015
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Subject : Great!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Keichiku Bamboo] "Ryougi" Doubari style with Koban (Oval) grip Shinai
Link : Here
Poster : Red C
Date Posted : 24/11/2014
Comments : Just received these shinais today. I'm used to using koban so nothing really out of the ordinary on the feeling. I did have a pleasant surprise of having tsuba and tsubadome included. The nodes are also matching (one other korean supplier had mismatched bamboo) so I could swap take between them, though not as much as a round shinai. Overall great price and Ivan replies to mails.

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Subject : good men
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Orizashi / Cow Leather] 7mm High Quality Machine Stitched MEN
Link : Here
Poster : Rob P.
Date Posted : 31/10/2014
Comments : Well worth the money it is a good men. I'll will order more from Bogu Shop. Thanks

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Subject : Nice set, worth the money
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] 2mm Premium Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Dayan
Date Posted : 20/06/2014
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Subject : Solid Shinai
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Keichiku Bamboo] "Ryougi" Doubari style with Koban (Oval) grip Shinai
Link : Here
Poster : Jim
Date Posted : 27/05/2014
Comments : Grip seems to add control and precision to my strikes. Feels much like a bokuto in the hand. Very well balanced for me... might be a little slower but more accurate. Good for us older guys!

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Subject : Will buy again from Bogushop
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Clarino Leather] 3MM Deluxe Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Frederic Foinels
Date Posted : 04/05/2014
Comments : Great set worth every dollar and more. Excellent customer service from Ivan. Quick delivery "Ad Mari Usque Ad Mare"

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Subject : Great for drying - and display!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Bogu Display Stand
Link : Here
Poster : Frederic Foinels
Date Posted : 04/05/2014
Comments : Very solid, highly configurable.

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Subject : Excellent quality for price.
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] 2mm Premium Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Jessie
Date Posted : 25/03/2014
Comments : Now that I've used this set for some time now I'm more inclined to comment on it's exceptional overall quality. For the price I paid for this set, I've compared it to other sellers and their prices are twice as much! Bogushop is the only place I would buy my more high quality kendo items, hands down!

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Subject : Samurai chic
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Premium #10000 Fabric 100% Cotton Hakama (Blue Or White)
Link : Here
Poster : Hugh Jorgan
Date Posted : 19/03/2014
Comments : Fits good, looks great. Will buy another one when this one wears out

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Subject : Must have in your bogu bag
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Kendo Tabi (Foot Protector)
Link : Here
Poster : Hugh Jorgan
Date Posted : 18/03/2014
Comments : Comfortable to wear, good grip. Waaaaay better then tape.

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Subject : Keikogi double layer
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Premium Double layered Keikogi (Blue)
Link : Here
Poster : Jonathan from France
Date Posted : 29/01/2014
Comments : Very good quality, i'm very happy about it. The size in very good. I think i Will buy a second keikogi soon so much i'm happy.

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Subject : Great+++
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Clarino Leather] 3MM Deluxe Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Simard MS
Date Posted : 22/01/2014
Comments : Great set and exellent service

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Subject : Keikogi and hakama set
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Premium Keikogi and Hakama Combination Set (Double Layer Gi & #10000 Hakama)
Link : Here
Poster : Jonathan from France
Date Posted : 11/01/2014
Comments : Quality of hakama is perfect, even the size. Only the size of keikogi was too short for me but maybe because i'm too big than standard man :-) I have sell it to a kenshi in my kendo club. And Bogushop give me a reduct code of 50% for order a new keikogi More big. Thank you very much for That .

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Subject : Perfect Men
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] Premium MEN with Black IBB/TAC Gane (Grill) and Black Buchi
Link : Here
Poster : Jonathan from France
Date Posted : 11/01/2014
Comments : Shipped to me about 4 weeks. It look very nice ,a great Men, size is perfect. I'm very happy. I regret just one thing for the price (490$), the finish of the TAC mengane near the buchi is not very good because the mengane is red on 1 cm, the coating don't cover correctly the mengane near the buchi and we see it's red than grey. Except That all is good.

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Subject : Great shinai
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Madake Bamboo] Size 39 "Takeda" Balance style Japanese bamboo Shinai with Large Grip
Link : Here
Poster : Joanthan
Date Posted : 09/01/2014
Comments : Very happy about it. Large grip as i like. For the quality, i will see with the time ...

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Subject : They are good, but be smarter than me
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : I-Kendo - Flexible Kendo glasses
Link : Here
Poster : Daniel Lachapelle
Date Posted : 15/10/2013
Comments : I bought my first glasses about... a year ago? They did their job well. I wish they came with some thing to adjust the distance between the glasses and my face (my eyelashes literally touch the lenses). Another problem: rust started setting in, and in less than two weeks they broke in two (the rust ate through the screw socket on the side). I never soaked them in anything, but I never spent more than a few seconds to wipe them clean after a keiko. Be smarter than me, and be sure they're 100% dry, or you'll be stuck ordering another pair... Like I just did...

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Bogushop Response:

Sorry Mr.Lachapelle for the quality of your last pair of glasses. A new pair has been shipped to you for free for replacement. Thanks!


Subject : Great Set+++
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Clarino Leather] 3MM Deluxe Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Henry
Date Posted : 22/08/2013
Comments : Just received this set. Exceeded expectation for this price. Every thing is as described and beautiful.

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Bogushop Response:

Thanks Henry, we are very proud of our price and product quality. Glad to hear you like it.


Subject : Great Value
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] 2mm Premium Machine Stitched MEN
Link : Here
Poster : Zanshin00
Date Posted : 13/08/2013
Comments : Although it took a while to arrive ("hint" Ivan), I have to say that I am 100% pleased with this item. It is the EXACT match that is sold at another well known shop and it was $100 less out the door. It has broken in quickly and is softer than I expected. I am pleased.

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Bogushop Response:

Thanks Zanshin00 for your feeedback!


Subject : AAA
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] Premium MEN with Black IBB/TAC Gane (Grill) and Black Buchi
Link : Here
Poster : Fra
Date Posted : 01/04/2013
Comments : Wonderful Man...it likes at any kendoka in my dojo !!

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Bogushop Response:

Great, Thanks! We like the black men as well.


Subject : Thanks!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Keichiku Bamboo] "Ryougi" Doubari style with Koban (Oval) grip Shinai
Link : Here
Poster : Bogushop Admin
Date Posted : 30/01/2013
Comments : We are very proud of our Ryougi series as it is made for Kendoka with slightly bigger hand yet still want an extremely comfortable grip with good maneuverability.

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Subject : Just great!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Keichiku Bamboo] "Ryougi" Doubari style with Koban (Oval) grip Shinai
Link : Here
Poster : Dominic Vallée
Date Posted : 26/01/2013
Comments : When I received them at first, I was surprised at how big the grip was and how light they felt. Fortunately, I have pretty large hands and they ended up being perfect for me. Haven't seen any other large grip Koban style out anywhere else on the web. I've been using those for 2 years now and can't switch to anything else. Plus, they're just as durable as any higher priced Madake out there (sometimes more). They've become my personal classic!

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Bogushop Response:

We are very proud of our Ryougi series as it is made for Kendoka with slightly bigger hand yet still want an extremely comfortable grip with good maneuverability.


Subject : Perfect
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Cotton Munen Muso Meikyo Shinai bag (holds 3 Shinai)
Link : Here
Poster : Nic
Date Posted : 24/11/2012
Comments : Great bag! nice and simple, with great big symbols on the front, very much worth the money!

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Subject : Perfect
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Cotton Munen Muso Meikyo Shinai bag (holds 3 Shinai)
Link : Here
Poster : Nicholas Badullovich
Date Posted : 24/11/2012
Comments : Great bag! nice and simple, with great big symbols on the front, very much worth the money!

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Subject : Not lasting
Rating : 4 of 10
Product : Aramid Flexible Bogu Bag with Cotton Lining and backstraps
Link : Here
Poster : anom
Date Posted : 15/07/2012
Comments : The bag fits the bogu well, but the plastic portion on the bag is too weak. it broke after 2 months of usuage. It feels as if it made of cheap and weak plastic that has to take the entire weight of the bogu.

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Subject : Deluxe 4MM/2MM Machine Stitched Bogu Set
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Deluxe 4MM/2MM Machine Stitched Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Bill
Date Posted : 04/06/2012
Comments : I have been using this bogu set now for a few months. I'm very happy with the quality and the fit. I am very pleased with the quality of the men. Additionally, Bogushop was good to work it in ordering and shipping to east coast USA.

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Subject : Thumbs up!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Single layered Keikogi with no pattern (White)
Link : Here
Poster : Momotaro
Date Posted : 05/03/2012
Comments : Fits great, drys super fast and you just can't beat the price for the quality.

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Subject : Very good quality!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] 1.2BU Stitching Premium Quality Hand Stitched Kote
Link : Here
Poster : A.Mayer
Date Posted : 29/01/2012
Comments : Very good Kote, nearly no breaking in needed. Would and will buy again! Only flaw is the delivery to Germany via EMS and GDSK. GDSK makes the delivery and customs service quite expensive.

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Subject : Great Buy
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Deluxe Keikogi and Hakama Combination Set (Power Dry Gi & #8800 Hakama)
Link : Here
Poster : Lucas
Date Posted : 23/01/2012
Comments : I've been shopping around for a nice kendo uniform to add to the rotation of my Iaido gear and I have to say, I'm going to be wearing this uniform a lot more than the others. Very good heavy-weight material on the hakama and the deluxe keikogi fits better than any gi I've purchased. The shipping only took about 5 days to send to the central valley, california. The price was substantially lower than comparable uniforms on competing websites. Though as a rule, indigo dyed clothes MUST be washed several times prior to wearing...or you'll turn blue. I washed my 3 times on cold with an extra rinse.

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Subject : Outstanding Look
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] Premium MEN with Black IBB/TAC Gane (Grill) and Black Buchi
Link : Here
Poster : Amy L
Date Posted : 04/11/2011
Comments : Bought this and was shipped to me in about 5 weeks. I have an extra small head so they made a small size one for me. This looks awesome! Looks so dark ~

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Subject : Awesome for beginners
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Top Quality 5MM/2.5MM Machine Stitched Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Spec
Date Posted : 10/10/2011
Comments : The 5mm Bogu set was perfect for beginner. The bigger stitch width makes the process of "breaking-in" easier, while "cushion" the strikes easily. The Kote is comfortable, but extra padding around the knuckle and wrist area would definitely help to maximize comfort. Overall, the 5mm/2.5mm bogu set is very light it can be worn all day (tested), does its job surprisingly well in comparison with the price and is perfect for beginner kendoka who are on budget. Definitely recommended.

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Subject : Could be better
Rating : 6 of 10
Product : Aramid Flexible Bogu Bag with Cotton Lining and backstraps
Link : Here
Poster : Spec
Date Posted : 10/10/2011
Comments : Well...its the bag that does its job. The bogu can be fit in this bag with ease, plus various pockets to put extra tsuba and other small items. The strap on top also helps to secure the bogu inside, plus hakama and gi can be folded and locked in place, making them very easy to access. It would be perfect, however, if: - The shoulder "padding" is thicker, reduce the pain from the bogu's weight. - The "bottom" of this bag is inserted a piece of plastic, sadly it breaks easily, making the bag unstable when left standing.

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Subject : Nice Gi
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Single layered Keikogi with pattern (Blue)
Link : Here
Poster : Spec
Date Posted : 10/10/2011
Comments : The single layer have its advantage. Sure its cheaper, but also it dries off easier compare to double-layer. Pro: The feeling this gi gives is on the "rugged" side (who wants a Keikogi to be soft and smooth anyway?), but it does not get in the way when practicing. Con: The sleeves are kind short, which means after the Kote is worn it still leaves 1-2 inch of forearm uncovered. Maybe its a personal preference but I would rather have longer sleeves just in case..

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Subject : Loving this
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : High quality T/C Hakama Tetron & Cotton (Blue)
Link : Here
Poster : Spec
Date Posted : 10/10/2011
Comments : There are many pros and cons to go with this hakama... Pro: - Hold the folds extremely well (perfect for lazy people like me). - Warm (What can I say? I'm used to the 32 degree C back home). - Much lighter than the traditional hakama. Con: - Does not give the same feel. - The sound it makes when moving around (but then again, the Dojo is anything but a quiet place). - Does not offer as much protection (Your tare is your last line of defense against bad do-uchi!) Some will love while others might hate this special hakama. Personally, I would go to the shop in Richmond and try this out. The customer service is awesome (wink) and definitely worth your time.

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Subject : ichiban
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] 1.2BU Premium Quality Hand Stitched Tare
Link : Here
Poster : kawasaki
Date Posted : 09/08/2011
Comments : Properly the protection of the family jewels for best practices.

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Subject : Great
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Deluxe 4MM/2MM Machine Stitched Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Ray
Date Posted : 03/06/2011
Comments : This is an excellent bogu, comfortable as well as beautiful, made with an attention to every detail. Hard to find something of that level for the price! Bogushop’s people are both friendly and efficient. As I am big and tall, somes pieces of the bogu as well as a hakama and keikogi have been order-made at no extra cost, and were shipped in even less than the announced 3 weeks delivery-time. The tailor-made hakama in particular is first-rate. Be sure to handwash (machine wash cold gentle cycle is ok) hakama and gi at least twice otherwise you will turn completely blue :-) but this goes with the beautiful natural indigo dying. Among other items deserving special mention are the excellent shinais (especially the Tadatsune dobari style) and the lovely and lightweight Aramid bogu bag and shinai bag. Last, I would tell my fellow European kendoist that they should be shopping at Bogushop without hesitation, as even when including shipping price and import tax, the price stays well below the current European prices.

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Subject : Good services and good quality
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Deluxe 4MM/2MM Machine Stitched Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Jason K.
Date Posted : 05/05/2011
Comments : I have heard various comments about bogushop and know that they have been around for several years. I am a very skeptical person always want to see and feel the bogu before I purchase them (my first set was bought in Japan). After seeing Bogushop at the Steveston Taikai I visited their showroom. The place is off a residential area and you have to call for an appointment before you go, which I find it’s a bit of a hassle. However, the owners are very professional and friendly. They carry an extensive line of products at their Richmond showroom, and have all the sizes. I bought a 4/2mm set since it’s my second set I knew what size I wanted. My friend also bought the same set and it’s his first set so he wasn’t sure about the sizes. The owners were very helpful and patient in determining the right sizes. They let my friend try on every single part of the bogu and made sure everything fits. The service was excellent. Now I have been using the 4/2mm set for about 2 months now and everything is great. The quality is good for what you pay for and it’s quite comparable to my first set which I bought in Japan years ago. Everything fits comfortably after I broke in the men and kote. The only downside is that the black paint on the men started to chip but I guess that’s regular wear and tear. After all, my experience with bogushop was very positive and since they are in Vancouver I am going to buy my future kendo needs from them.

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Subject : Excellent koban
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Keichiku Bamboo] "Ryougi" Doubari style with Koban (Oval) grip Shinai
Link : Here
Poster : kendo81
Date Posted : 03/05/2011
Comments : unlike other Koban shinai i've used, this Koban shinai has a bigger grip and feels really oval. felt great!

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Subject : Great set of bogu
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Deluxe 4MM/2MM Machine Stitched Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Jared
Date Posted : 04/04/2011
Comments : This is my first set of bogu, so far it is really good. I really like the combo of 4mm/2mm. Looks really sharp. Also the owners have been excellent to deal with. They are both professional and friendly. They helped me fit all my bogu and made sure I was happy with everything I purchased. I will defenitly be shopping here for my future kendo needs.

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Subject : Not too heavy
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Short 6 or 8 Slates Bamboo Suburi Shinai - 70cm (two weight options)
Link : Here
Poster : Wooyong
Date Posted : 31/03/2011
Comments : This is about same weight as a regular shinai. I bought it for travelling but later used it at home, works good.

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Subject : Great!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Deluxe #8000 Fabric 100% Cotton Hakama (Blue)
Link : Here
Poster : Mina
Date Posted : 30/03/2011
Comments : Hey, I just received my new hakama. The shipping was very fast - 5 days from ordering (even though it came from Shanghai). The hakama is amazing, the real thing, great material and shape. Of course, I washed it immediately 2 times, (or it will leave a lot of indigo on your skin (that is how the real indigo dye should do).

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Subject : fairly Good
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] 2mm Premium Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Asa
Date Posted : 04/03/2011
Comments : this set is a very good buy. It has superb quality and beautiful detailing. Bought this set 1 year ago and it still in very good quality. this set is compariable to top quality 2mm sets out there offered by high-end stores. With such a good price I am very pleased by the quality and craftmenship this set offers.

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Subject : excellent product excellent price!!!
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : White 5MM High Quality Machine Stitched Bogu (Customize)
Link : Here
Poster : Marco Sánchez
Date Posted : 24/02/2011
Comments : I bought one for my girlfriend and we are very happy with this bogu, actually was our better choice on a white bogu!!!

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Subject : BOHS2MM-2A01
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : 2.0bu High Quality Hand Stitched Bogu
Link : Here
Poster : przemek
Date Posted : 12/05/2010
Comments : Awsome Bogu especially with black grill it took some time to get it but... this wasn't a wasted time im look damn "scar" and also pretty good customer servis

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Subject : Just enough, ;D
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Small-Mid Size High Quality Nylon Bogubag (Black)
Link : Here
Poster : Javier
Date Posted : 04/05/2010
Comments : Its kind of small, though if you know how to pack you bogu and keep it tidy, no problem at all! Nice, perfect size for normal size bogu for and adult.

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Subject : kerenn
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Premium Custom 50 Slates Imitation Bamboo Do (choose your own Mune and Do-Dai)
Link : Here
Poster : liva
Date Posted : 11/04/2010
Comments : perfect Do

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Subject : Great Product
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Aramid Flexible Shinai Bag with Cotton Lining (Holds 3-4 Shnai)
Link : Here
Poster : E. Ushio, Lihue Kendo Club
Date Posted : 10/04/2010
Comments : This is a modern, durable and stylish bag, perfect for three size 39 dobari shinai.

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Subject : #10000 Fabric 100% Cotton Hakama
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : Premium #10000 Fabric 100% Cotton Hakama (Blue Or White)
Link : Here
Poster : bengu
Date Posted : 09/04/2010
Comments : It has good fabric but paint of hakama is not stable. It painted all other cloths and also my hand in my first wearing. There should be a attention like wash before wearing.

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Subject : Highly recommended quality product
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] 1.2BU Stitching Premium Quality Hand Stitched Kote
Link : Here
Poster : E. Ushio, Lihue Kendo Club
Date Posted : 14/03/2010
Comments : Based on a positive assessment of Bogushop by a Canada-based sensei, I visited their website, perused the product line and decided to purchase and try the 1.2 bu kote model as a backup to my several sets of Japanese-made hand stitched kote. One thing I appreciate is that Bogushop, unlike some other vendors, is fully-open about their products, down to the country of origin or each component. In the case of this model, 100% Japanese components combined with final assembly at the Bogushop factory result in a product that is aesthetically indistinguishable from Japanese-made kote. Functionally, whereas these are assembled and fitted on an order by order basis (like a custom-made set), I found the fit and feel to be superb, requiring practically no break-in. At the current price, I haven’t found a better value anywhere.

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Subject : Good set for the price
Rating : 10 of 10
Product : Premium 2MM Japanese Deer Leather Machine Stitched Bogu Set (Customize)
Link : Here
Poster : Jammie Canny
Date Posted : 02/03/2010
Comments : I had another 2mm bogu in the past from another retailer that is about $300 more expensive than this set but this set turns out to be just as good but at a much cheaper price. I'd go with this set.

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Subject : worth a buy
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : [Japanese Deer Leather] 2mm Premium Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Stan
Date Posted : 02/03/2010
Comments : I am not so sure about the other cheaper sets as I believe in you get what you pay for but this set gets my money worth

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Subject : Good for the price
Rating : 8 of 10
Product : [Orizashi / Cow Leather] 7MM High Quality Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Avatar
Date Posted : 27/01/2010
Comments : Its a relatively inexpensive set. you are not going to get the most beautiful bogu ever but it serves fine functionally

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Subject : should work well
Rating : 4 of 10
Product : [Orizashi / Cow Leather] 7MM High Quality Bogu Set (In Stock)
Link : Here
Poster : Samuel Hays
Date Posted : 22/01/2010
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