The Shinai is made to an extremely high standard. Please ask for availability before you place an order, else waiting time could be awhile until the bamboo material is available.
Jissen Gata class Shinai is known for a thick Haribushi (body of the shinai) and Normal Kensaki (tip). This shifts the center of balance of the Shinai towards the Tsuka (Handle), and give the Shinai a sense of weightlessness as the Shinai sits comfortably in your grip.
The Seibu Bessaku is a seasonable Shinai, which means the bamboo required to make this Shinai is not readily available throughout the year. The Shinai is made only from a selected thick bamboo. The craftsman then shave and adjust each slat of the Shinai one by one until his perfection and unity is achieved. The Shinai is so well balance that once in your Chudan no Kamae it is as the Shinai itself is weightless.
Shinai Type: Thick Haribushi and Normal Kensaki tip
Handle Type: Normal
Tsuba Size: L (Male) / M (Female)
Shinai product specification guide
|General use in Japan||Jnr High School||Snr High School||University/Adults|
|37 Male||38 Male||39 Male|
|Fully Assembled Weight (g)||440g+||480g+||510g+|
|Tsuka Diameter (mm)||24mm||25mm||26mm|
|37 Female||38 Female||39 Female|
|Fully Assembled Weight (g)||400g+||420g+||Not available|
|Tsuka Diameter (mm)||23mm||24mm||Not available|
- General use in Japan explains in general which categories the Shinais are used in Japan. For International Kendo customers, check with your Renmei in case recommendations are different.
- Full Assembled Weight does not include Tsuba and Tsubadome, and the weight range is a guide where the fully assembled Shinai's weight will fall into for this model of the Shinai.
- Tsuka Diameter is taken at the end of the Tsuka of the Bamboo Shinai, and is a specification estimation.
- Basic assembly of Shinai does not include Tsuka or Tsuka Dome. Tsuka and Tsuka Dome will need to be purchase separately unless specified.