Due to many requests from our customers, we have created a Gokubuto (Japanese meaning of "Extra Thick") Shinai. BIZEN Shinai (e-bogu's own brand top quality Dobari style Shinai). It comes completely assembled with top quality leather set.
"This Shinai is based on many Shinais that our customers has actually donated to us, so we can produce a similar balance and thickness of this Extra Thick Shinai. I am sure people with a larger hand would love this Shinai. The most challenging thing about the design of this Shinai was to keep the good balance of the Shinai, although the amount of Bamboo is larger compared to our other Shinais. We tried placing the balance towards the handle side, which makes the Shinai feel light, although the average weight is about 535 grams." Taro Ariga CEO (Kendo Renshi 7 Dan)