Straight-on view of the men.
Close-up of the cross-style tsuki-dare.
Side on view of the men showing the cross-stitch futon.
Close-up of the reverse side of the mendare showing the nanamexashi cross-stitch and A-1 Alpha label.
Inside view of the men with attached ISG safety guard.
Side view of the men and the cross-stitch futon.
Top-down view of the men and its cross-stitch futon.
Close-up of the ISG safety guard attachments.
The kote seen together as a pair.
Both kote seen side by side and from underneath.
Side on view of the ktoe showing the o-ji flexible wrist joint.
Close-up of the yoroigata style kote atama.
Close-up of the clarino micropunched tenouchi.
The kote seen from the side showing the thumb and orizashi reinforcement.
Close-up of the cross-stitch ktoe futon.
Close-up of the kote atama.
View of the A-1 alpha tag.
Full view of the A-1 Alpha do.
Alternative angle of the mune.
Close-up of the do's unique kazari-ito.
The reverse side of the mune.
Another angle of the mune and its kurozan leather.
Rear view of the do.
Full view of the tare.
Angled view of the tare.
Close-up of the hara-obi.
Close-up shot of where the hara-obi meets the himo.
Full view of the tare himo unfolded.
Reverse-side of the tare showing the A-1 Alpha label.
Rear side view of the tare.
Straight-on view of the men.
Close-up of the cross-style tsuki-dare.
Side on view of the men showing the cross-stitch futon.
Close-up of the reverse side of the mendare showing the nanamexashi cross-stitch and A-1 Alpha label.
Inside view of the men with attached ISG safety guard.
Side view of the men and the cross-stitch futon.
Top-down view of the men and its cross-stitch futon.
Close-up of the ISG safety guard attachments.
The kote seen together as a pair.
Both kote seen side by side and from underneath.
Side on view of the ktoe showing the o-ji flexible wrist joint.
Close-up of the yoroigata style kote atama.
Close-up of the clarino micropunched tenouchi.
The kote seen from the side showing the thumb and orizashi reinforcement.
Close-up of the cross-stitch ktoe futon.
Close-up of the kote atama.
View of the A-1 alpha tag.
Full view of the A-1 Alpha do.
Alternative angle of the mune.
Close-up of the do's unique kazari-ito.
The reverse side of the mune.
Another angle of the mune and its kurozan leather.
Rear view of the do.
Full view of the tare.
Angled view of the tare.
Close-up of the hara-obi.
Close-up shot of where the hara-obi meets the himo.
Full view of the tare himo unfolded.
Reverse-side of the tare showing the A-1 Alpha label.
Rear side view of the tare.

A-1 Alpha Cross - 6mm Orizashi Bogu

$807.34

The original A-1 Alpha design, combined with the benefits of a cross-stitch futon. The A-1 Alpha Cross Men maximises comfort and protection without compromising your maneuverability. The mendare are obliquely cut and the cross-hatch stitching is orientated diagonally, this maximises movement and makes it especially comfortable for jodan practitioners.

 

 

The kote combine the classic A-1 alpha design with an extra protective cross-stitch futon. These are incredibly flexible and easy to move and cut in, but also possess excellent protective capabilities.

 

 

The A-1 Alpha Cross Tare seeks to provide you with essential protection at no cost to your movement and mobility. To promote a positive style of kendo the hara obi have been slimmed alongside obliquely cut naname-zashi odare - this results in a very comfortable fit that does not restrict your movements. The cross-stitch finishing also makes it flexible and protective.

 

 

The do comes with unique kazari ito on the kurozan mune and a variety of dodai finishes.  Standard Kuroro provides a lightweight and protective option that is good for shiai. For those wanting more individuality there are gloss and matte options available in a variety of colours.