The balance of this KENJA Shinai is closer to the handle, and it gives you a feeling of a light Shinai. The Tip is fairly thin, and the handle is thick. The approximate diameter measurements are the following (Bamboo only):
Size 39 Shinai
Left Handle: 28 mm
Right Handle: 30 mm
Dobari Area: 47 mm
Mid Shinai: 32 mm
Tip of the Shinai: 27 mm
Center of gravity: 65 mm from tip
(Please note that these are approximate measurements. All our Tokusen Shinais are Hand Crafted, and there may be some difference in sizes)
Our TOKUSEN Shinais are made in our factory with the top level of quality control, and testing for better performance and durability.
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Our TOKUSEN Series Shinais are made from a batch of selected Top Quality MADAKE Bamboos. We carefully hand pick the selected bamboos, and each bamboo goes through a rigorous inspection process.
These bamboos are then cut into correct sizes, dried and stored waiting to be transformed into Shinais.
Shinai Making process:
Heat and pressure are applied to the bamboo pieces, in order to make it softer and to be adjusted to be straight.
Each Bamboos is hand placed on a machine to fix the shape.
The Bamboo is placed on the cutter, in order to make the shape of the Shinai.
Then the Bamboo piece is placed on a sanding machine to produce the 45 degrees angle.
Another sanding machine is used to give the touch to the corners of the bamboo pieces.
Then the 4 pieces of Bamboo are placed together and inserted into another sanding machine for the final touch.
Final detailed waxing of the Shinai to give a nice luster to the shinai.