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 Ashura is made for those who prefers a shorter length grip. This type of Shinai is preferred by Kendoka whose style of Kendo is light and fast. Only a size 37 Tsuka can be fitted on the Ashura Shinai.
Shinai Type: Thick Haribushi and Normal Kensaki tip
Handle Type: Normal
Tsuba Size: L (Male)
Shinai product specification guide
|General use in Japan||Snr High School||University/Adults|
|38 Male||39 Male|
|Fully Assembled Weight (g)||480g+||510g+|
|Tsuka Diameter (mm)||25mm||26mm|
|38 Female||39 Female|
|Fully Assembled Weight (g)||
|Tsuka Diameter (mm)||Not Available||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.