ISE BESSAKU has a thick handle, and it has the KOTO GATA shape. It is thick all through the Shinai, and it is made of Top Quality Madake bamboo. Similar to our other Bessaku series, this Shinai has more angular corners, increasing the bamboo skin surface, improving the strength of the bamboo. We have selected a special type of bamboo, with a greenish color, in order to give that special look and touch.
"I have a bunch of Shinais in my collection, from a long time, and this Shinai was based on one of my favorite TESSHIN Shinai. We used a Greenish Color Madake Bamboo, which makes this Shinai look very unique. This is how TESSHIN used to look, when you purchased it, back in the old days. It has a thick handle, and a very nice balance. When you look at this Shinai, it looks very thick and heavy, however, this Shinai averages 530 - 545 grams, and the actual feel is much less, because of its exceptional balance" (Taro Ariga CEO e-bogu.com Inc. Kendo 7 Dan Renshi)
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