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Tokuren - Supreme Madake Koto Shinai

The dense grain of the Tokuren's madake bamboo results in a durable body that lasts and provides clear feedback from your strikes.
The Tokuren's profile is almost perfectly straight, only deviating slightly towards the base. This uniform profile results in a comfortable and direct cutting motion - perfect for large and final strikes.

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A koto style shinai with a uniformly straight profile, made from madake bamboo. Excellent for direct and definitive strikes, especially towards your opponent's Men.
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Product Code: SET2149

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The Tokuren possesses an almost perfectly straight profile from kensen to tsuka, flaring only slightly at the base. This supreme koto shinai has an even balance all the way down its length. It cuts through the air incredibly quickly making it perfect for large and final strikes. It is especially good at closing down the centre line and striking Men. It is constructed four incredibly even and dense staves that when assembled form a cross when viewed from the tip. This construction gives the tokuren its compact and slim design.

Japanese Madake bamboo is widely considered the finest material for making shinai. slow growth results in a dense grain that is very durable as well as providing excellent feedback from strikes. This especially noticeable on a koto shinai, like the Tokuren - strikes resound definitively, encouraging crisp and positive kendo.

Named after the infamous elite Kendo squads of the Japanese Metropolitan police; the Tokuren is a shinai for those that want to execute the perfect strike.

The Tokuren's tsuka diameter is 26mm and without any leather fittings it weighs approximately 480g.

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

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Tokuren modified March 7, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from VA, U.S.  
Great shinai with madake bamboo. I had requested workmanship to make the shinai an oval grip. So far my favorite shinai so I ordered 3.

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Beautiful Shinai November 17, 2018
Reviewer: Jon Shelton from Durham, NC United States  
I haven’t used it yet because I’m waiting for a special occasion. I picked up this shinai because it was on sale and i wanted to have a nicer shinai to take to gradings and tournaments. Even without the leather fittings, it feels very solid and balanced. I am confident it will perform just and beautifully as it looks.

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November 8, 2018
Reviewer: Brendan Decelles from Pelham, New Hampshire United States  

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A bargain August 19, 2018
Reviewer: Minh from Hanoi, Hanoi Vietnam  
Half the normal price, free shipping, superb balance and madake quality. What else can we expect? Obviously the best shinai I have ever had.

Had I known this model was so good, I would have purchase at least a 3-item pack. I get only 1, and am kind of regretting right now!

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Good Bamboo!! August 13, 2018
Reviewer: ilu from Lima, Peru  
Great madake shinai, it arrived 5 days after the shipping date. Already trained with it and has a good balance. Thanks Tozando :)

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