American Inkin Bell

(28 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.

28 reviews for American Inkin Bell

5.0 Rating
1-5 of 28 reviews
  1. The American Inkin Bell is beautifully made and the sound is amazing. Once rung the sound continues for quite awhile. This is a wonderful bell to use for various purposes.

  2. I have purchased the American Inkin Bell. I am very happy that I did. The craftsmanship is impeccable. As I anticipated using the solid walnut striker, I was very pleased to hear such a solid, yet, balanced tone throughout the entire ring. Wonderfully made. Such a balanced and warm tone. I have noticed that my daughters cats come into the space to sit and or lay down as I strike/ring the Inkin bell. I believe, they too, enjoy the harmonious sounds. I really appreciate Still Sitting for sending me such a perfect instrument as I practice meditation and mindfulness.
    I also really enjoy the (less) smoke incense that I have also purchased from your business.
    Thank you very much Still Sitting for providing such a special products!
    Cathy U. from Lacey, WA

  3. I’m very pleased with this bell. Its Shaker-inspired design is simple and beautiful, and the bell itself has a wonderfully clear tone.

  4. Really, really love it. It has a clarifying sound exactly like the ones we’d use at Zazen during martial arts retreat. 5 stars!

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