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Set of 3 select-cut Shinai, perfect for all-round use.
Made from select cuts of Madake Bamboo.
Handle diameter of 39 size is approx 26mm (not including leather parts).
"I had been working on developing what I consider to be the 'ideal' Shinai for some time. To be honest it would have been easy for me to go and take a $200 hand crafted Madake Shinai and put my name to it, as a 'good' Shinai. But that isn't my goal. I've always thought that we should have access to a good quality Shinai, that we can use both in practice AND in Shiai, that's well balanced, but doesn't encourage scrappy Kendo, and is also affordable. I wanted there to be a Shinai that is suitable for beginners AND for high graded competitors or teachers... I think we've finally cracked it!" - Andy Fisher, KendoStar C.E.O.
The Original KendoStar Model Ultimate ALL-ROUND Shinai has been especially designed to be the one Shinai that is perfect for ALL occasions, and perfect for ALL levels. It features a good balance, without being brittle, so it can be used for both practice, and for tournaments. The balance is also designed to feel like it is lightweight, and manoeuvrable, but without being overly light at the tip, meaning it doesn't encourage scrappy Kendo, or light hitting. Instead, it is easy enough to wield, even for multiple attacks - but also delivers a solid feel, so it is also good for those who like to perform powerful, one-shot style techniques.
Top quality leather fittings are used, which includes a single folded Tsukagawa (grip). This is to keep the price affordable, but at the same time it is made from genuine Japanese leather, from Nara prefecture, so despite being a single folded, the durability is not compromised. The 4 staves of the Shinai are cut from premium quality Madake bamboo, the species of bamboo that is native to Japan. This is considered by many Japanese Sensei to be the best material for Shinai, as not only is it durable, but it gives a solid 'feel' when striking.
Designed to be the perfect all round Shinai, that you can use in ANY situation, at ANY point in your Kendo career.
Set of 3 Shinai
*Tsuba & Tsubadome not included.
All Shinai from Mikatsuki Budogu are made using bamboo grown in our own facility, and all plants are hand selected for optimum performance. Final adjustments are also made by expert craftsmen to ensure a final product that is both well balanced, and reliable.
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Posted by Anthony on 11th Feb 2018
I'm really enjoying practicing with this shinai. The balance is great, and the leather quality of the tsuka is really nice. The shipping was also very fast considering it was international. I'll definitely recommend this to the people I practice with.
Posted by Al on 11th Feb 2018
After a month of use, i can say it is the best shinai i ever had. The quality of the bamboo, the balance, the leather parts...
like it !!
Posted by Unknown on 1st Feb 2018
Product as what described and as other reviewers have said. Light and good balanced, i cant wait to use it for my next practice !! Good customer service and i think i will buy again from this shop for my kendo need
Posted by Al on 23rd Jan 2018
Great shinai. It is not a dobari at all, but it still have a good balance.
The perfect one for practice, now i must check it for shiai.
Posted by Ivar Bengtsson on 19th Jan 2018
Very happy, excellent service and shinai have a great feel to them. The overall quality seems great, although I am yet to test their durability.
If I have to point out a negative is that it's a tiny bit front heavy for my taste. Will definitely buy again when I run out though.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Dec 2017
Nicely finished shinai, great delivery, no problems at all. I will buy again at this webshop!
Posted by Paul on 8th Dec 2017
It's living up to what the description and other reviewers are saying. I wouldn't say lightweight when compared to a jissengata dobari. But it's light enough to maneuver well and certainly feels great during the swing and on impact. Highly satisfied and recommended.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Oct 2017
nice shinai. Good balance, weight, feel. Can't ask for more for the price. I got a lemon on the 1st shinai so it broke on the 1st hr of practice. I wrote the company a short message and they sent me another one.
Posted by Stéphanie on 14th Oct 2017
after a first order, we are all conquered. Very good shinai, very well balanced, that keeps all its promises. Second order in progress ;)
Posted by Izumi on 6th Oct 2017
The shinai feels exactly what had been described; lightweight yet it has quite a really good balance and a solid feel when striking. Would highly recommend this model to others!
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