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Oval-grip Shinai - Higashiyama
Oval Grip Shinai "Suzaku"

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This is a Oval-grip style (Koban-gata) Shinai. This Shinai is well balanced and thanks to the Oval-grip it is easy to grip, even for people with less grip strength and promotes correct grip by simulating the grip of a real Japanese sword.

Oval-grip shinai are popular among high level practitioners since they feel more like a real sword when swinging and allows for better handling, promoting fast and sharp strikes.

Our Price: $44.55

Product Code: SET2091


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Each of these Shinai is manufactured by the Tozando Group in our ISO-9001 certified facility, and carries the Japanese Government's SG mark of quality. Each Shinai is cut from the same bamboo plant.

International Kendo Federation (FIK) Shinai specifications for use in competition
Specification Gender Jr. High School
(12-15 yrs)
High School
(15-18 yrs)
University & Adults
(18 yrs+)
Maximum Length Male & Female 114cm
(Size 37)
(Size 38)
(Size 39)
Minimum Weight Male 440g 480g 510g
Female 400g 420g 440g
Please note that in Japan adult female's generally use size 39 shinai, which is why our shinai are mostly made according to the FIK specifications with size 38 for ladies being for high school students at 420g. While adult Females are allowed to use size 38 Shinai, these Shinai will need to weigh more than 440g without the Tsuba & Tsuba-dome.
These kind of Shinai are usually sold as "Adult Ladies' 38" on Tozando.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent May 29, 2017
Reviewer: Izumi  
This is the current preferred oval-grip Shinai in my dojo, so had to try it myself! Loving the handle and the quality so far, would definitely purchase again in the future when the time comes.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Good oval grip shinai. February 1, 2017
Reviewer: Zafar from Singapore, Singapore Singapore  
Good Shinai.

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