American Inkin Bell

(15 customer reviews)


Product Details

2.7” Japanese brass bell
Salvaged ipe wood striker
6.7″ black walnut handle
Stands 11” tall with striker placed in handle
4” square burlap pad for bell
Made in the USA



We love our American Inkin bell. Made by Teido Bill Stephens, a monk friend of ours living in Virginia, it is the only American-made inkin bell that we know of. The spun brass bell, salvaged ipe wood striker, and black walnut handle combine in Shaker simplicity, with the striker fitting elegantly into the handle when the bell is at rest. Also included is a burlap resting pad for the bell. The 2.7” bell has a clear, lasting tone. Each inkin is individually hand crafted and unique. (Pictured above with our Zen Clappers and Folding Zabuton.)

An inkin bell is traditionally used to begin and end Zen meditation sittings.

15 reviews for American Inkin Bell

  1. Kathi (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Beautiful sound, beautifully made.

  2. David (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Quality bell. Excellently crafted. Wonderful service from the staff.

  3. David (verified owner)

    Exquisitely crafted, with a wonderful lingering sound.
    Special thanks to the staff for helping to track the order when it seemed to be lost en transit. Still Sitting is a wonderful shop with a kind, helpful staff.

  4. Marian S. (verified owner)


    I’m totally happy. It is a great sound, long and clear. O love this fantastic work of the bell and the wood.
    Thank you so much for this work.

  5. Valerie Devis (verified owner)

    usOregon, United States

    Lovely, simple design. Would be a welcome addition to an alter or traveling kit for services. Glad we ordered it!

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