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Dobari Style Smoked Bamboo Shinai - Furinkazan
Smoked Bamboo Dobari Shinai 'FURINKAZAN'

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FURINKAZAN is a Dobari style of Shinai, made with smoked bamboo.

Smoking the bamboo increases the durability of the Shinai and also gives a the bamboo a beautiful, dark brown finish compared to a normal Shinai.
What makes Dobari style so special is that, the center of the gravity is located more toward on the handle compared to a normal Shinai, because of this it will be easier to handle and feel lighter to swing.
A model for Ladies(extra light weight) is also available.

Please note that this unit comes with the bamboo only.
If you would like a fully furnished version of this Shinai, please select 'Add Leather Fittings' from the 'Add Shikumi' option menu.
Our Price: $44.55

Product Code: 008-KS13[M39B]


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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.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome delivery time August 14, 2017
Reviewer: Adrian Park from Wheelers Hill, Victoria Australia  
I wasn't expecting to get such an outstanding Shinai so soon, so I was very impressed to see it had arrived within two weeks.
I look forward to using it in combat with fellow Kendoka. Hopefully with constant maintenance, it will last a good while.

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Good May 23, 2017
Reviewer: Joshua Trcka from Melbourne, Victoria Australia  
I revived my product on time and in good condition.
Tracking the item was confusing however but I was notified it had been sent.

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Look and feel nice. April 21, 2017
Reviewer: Nha Le from Los Angeles, California United States  
It looks and feels very nice in my small lady hands. I like it a lot and don't want to use the normal shinai anymore. However, after two months of light practice, it develop a bend and need to be fixed. I am a femal beginner and I don't think I hit very hard.

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smoked bamboo shinai April 8, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Herndon, VA United States  
very pleased with craftsmanship of this shinai.
well made with quality materials i.e. the leather isn't paper thin like on my previous shinai.

Delivery took about a week from Japan to Herndon, Virginia, USA!! I've had letters from
2 states away take longer than that!

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Lovely Craftsmanship December 5, 2015
Reviewer: R. Agor from Davao City, Davao, Philippines  
As far as looks go, this definitely does not disappoint. It has a dark brown, sort of toasty coloration, which adds a unique character to it. It also smells different from your run-of-the-mill shinai.

In terms of performance, the weight is basically the same as a regular shinai, it's just that it's distributed in such a way that it really helps with lessening the fatigue you get during training.

Time will tell if this smoked bamboo is indeed more durable than the regular shinai, but whether or not it does, I'm already very happy with what I got.

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