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HASEGAWA :: Hasegawa Carbon DBK2 Dobari Koban (Oval) Shinai Regular Grip [Bamboo Only - Size 39]

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Product Code: HIR-KEN-SHI-HASEDBK2-39

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While the traditional bamboo shinai (swords) have problem with hangnails, splitting, and cracking, our innovative shinai, made of carbon graphite and high performance plastic, almost never have these problems. With durability 30 times higher than bamboo shinai, carbon shinais have been authorized by the All Japan Kendo Federation.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Hasegawa Carbon Graphite Shinai September 6, 2010
Reviewer: Joseph A. Clark from Sidney, OH United States  
It is now September 2010, and after 4 years, it is still holding up well, despite practices that would destroy a bamboo shinai.

This particular shinai has a different feel than the traditional bamboo shinai with an oval grip.  The shinai feels slightly heavier, and the balance is more towards the tsuka.  This should make it easier to do the quick snap attack.

I could find no flaws or blemishes in the workmanship on this shinai.  While it is the same price as 12 of the bamboo shinai, it will last much longer.  An excellent shinai for keiko, since we are in keiko far more often than shiai.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
tough bastard May 1, 2009
Reviewer: AlainPoli from Stansstad,NidwaldenSwitzerland  
Got this one now for over 5 month in use- no splinters or other problems despite some quite hard tests of the shinais durability. Fought on two tournaments with this model and it never disappointed me.
It feels a bit heavier than the bamboo versions, but still the handling goes quite well, even fast techniques like suriage.

I'm very happy with this Shinai and just can recommend it to simply every Kenshi.

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