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Slim Koto-style Shinai - Shingessai

Slim Koto-style Shinai - Shingessai

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This Shinai is a Slim Koto-style Shinai. The common characteristic of Koto-style Shinai are their slim and close to straight bodies, which makes them very evenly bodies, often creating a sense of weight close to that of a "real sword". What's different about the Shingessai, is that it's even slimmer than a standard koto-style Shinai, giving it a very distinct balance.

Also by making the Tsuka more solid than usual, the balance is tipped slightly more backwards, making this Koto-style Shinai rather easy to handle.

Our Price: $90.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days
Product Code: SET2110

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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: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Slim Koto-style shinai - Shingessai May 29, 2017
Reviewer: Jimmy Eitoku from Gonzales, CA United States  
I really love how this shinai feels as I strike an opponent. This is what I was hoping to feel as I read the description on your website.

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