NAGATO BESSAKU Shinai has a thick handle, and a exceptional balance. Similar to our other Bessaku series, this Shinai has more angular corners, increasing the bamboo skin surface, improving the strength of the bamboo.
"This Shinai was based on a old Shinai that I had for many years, which was given to me by a Sensei at the Keishicho (Tokyo Police Department) in the 1980s. At that time, I thought the shinai was too thick for me, so I did not use it and I kept it brand new. Recently, I was looking through my collection of Shinais and I found this one. I held the Shinai, and did some Suburi, and it felt so good, so I decided to send it to our factory, and create a similar Shinai. After many trials, we were able to create the same balance, thickness and feel. If you like Shinais with thicker handle, you should definitely try this one." (Taro Ariga CEO e-bogu.com Inc. Kendo 7 Dan Renshi)