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Need a Shinai that is made especially for you? You have come to the right place as Tozando's expert Shinai craftsman Mr. Akutsu is ready to offer you his services.
Choose among the options of shape, length and style which we offer and make a unique hand-made custom Shinai for yourself!

Proudly Made in Japan

*Please note that "Ultimate Hand-cut Made-in-Japan Madake" has been dicsontinued.

Starts from: $59.10

Availability: Usually Ships in 4 to 6 Weeks
Product Code: 000-KS999



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Manabu Akutsu - Shinai CraftsmanThe Tozando Group was recently pleased to open one of Japan's first specialist Shinai Workshops. Located by Kyoto's famous Heian Jingu, and the Kendo 'Mecca' that is the Butokuden, visitors are met by our expert Shinai craftsman, Mr. Manabu Akutsu. Mr. Akutsu was originally a professional violin maker, and was well known in Japan for the quality of his craftsmanship. View an article of the Shinai Workshop on Kendo Nippon magazine.

Until now, the chance to select the size, shape and materials of one's own Shinai has been reserved for those living in Japan, only being made possible by complicated and expensive links to Japanese-speaking Kendo Shops.

*Please note - If you select the Shikumi option the Shinai is supplied assembled with all leather parts and Tsuru.

37 and 38 for ladies are available only for "Ultimate Hand-Cut Made-in-Japan Madake".

PRODUCTION TIME : As each of these deluxe Shinai are crafted by our expert craftsman, Mr. Akutsu, please allow approx. 3 weeks for delivery.

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: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Custom-made Shinai February 27, 2020
Reviewer: patricia lauziere from Quebec, Quebec Canada  
The shinai feels great with a very good balance.
Great quality and I'll come back again

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5 of 5 Love these Shinai July 15, 2019
Reviewer: Olivier Ceberio from Boston, MA United States  
I have been trying to find what fit me the best in term of Shinai, and found it here! Great quality and the customization options are great!

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5 of 5 Very good balance June 5, 2018
Reviewer: Erol Bilecen from Bettingen, Basel-Stadt Switzerland  
I cannot tell yet how long the shinai will do its services but it feels great in my hands with a very good balance.

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5 of 5 Wonderful service November 20, 2017
Reviewer: Wei Lee from Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand  
Great product. I'll come back again for sure. Thank you so much.

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5 of 5 look, verry nice June 14, 2013
Reviewer: Clemens Weihs from Vienna, vienna Austria  
there is nothing better for this money

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