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  Top Quality BIO Treated Shinai - "KAI" Dobari Style (Completely assembled with Top quality leather) Size 39

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"KAI was based on the Shinai that Miyazaki sensei gave to me during his visit to the USA. When I held his Shinai, my impression was how light his Shinai was. I asked if this Shinai had over 510g and his reply was "Of course!". The balance of the Shinai is so exceptional, that makes the Shinai feel so light. So far, I have not had the courage to use the Shinai that Sensei gave to me, but KAI has a very simmilar balance and feel of the Shinai Miyazaki sensei gave me. You will love it!" - Taro Ariga CEO (Kendo Renshi 7 Dan).
The bamboo was specially treated with BIO Technology for durability, giving a dark traditional look. Very beautiful finish. The shape of the shinai is very simmilar to our popular KUNIMASA shinai.
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Size Weight(g) Style A B C D E
Tip Thickest Right Grip Left
39 480-500 Dobari 2.3cm 3.8cm 2.9cm 2.7cm 62.8 cm

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A real beauty May 7, 2012
Reviewer: César Hashimoto from São Paulo, Brazil  
I am a true beginner and have used this shinai for about 6 months, now. The thicker grip is great, the handling is very light, and the darker, treated bamboo is simply elegant and durable. I am very satisfied with it. Unfortunately after using this one for about 6 months I got my first splinter. Consider that a beginner (well, at least me) hits really hard the men in the mengane, so I truely believe that my shinai endured really well. Now I'm ordering two backup shinai of the same model. Greetings to all from Brazil.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
MY FAVOURITE August 17, 2010
Reviewer: Travis S Soleski from Redlands, CA United States  
I will begin by saying that I have a Carbon Shinai, even thought I like it, I still truly like the feel of this particular shinai, I have had only two style shinais, the very first basic one that I purchased, then a friend introduced me to this style shinai by kindly giving me one, then I have only purchased this style replacement since.  It just feels RIGHT in my hands.  I have two of these at all times and my CARBON shinai is the back third back up.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Light Feel. May 2, 2009
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
I'm 5'4 approxmately 125lbs. I bought this as my Second shinai, and I Had my first practise today with it. It has somewhat of a light feel to it. very durable, and what can I say, I'm more than satisfied, but..the only thing i'd say is, I have small hands, and the handle is a bit thick, lol but if you get used to it, that shouldnt be a problem. Hope this helps.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Light feel. March 2, 2007
Reviewer: John Crawley from San Pedro, CA United States  
Like the Mino, this Kai Dobari Shinai is superbly crafted but has a lighter feel to it. The tip feels lighter so I feel like I am able to move it faster. Great value for money. (Looks great too).
So nice I bought another one as a backup.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent Shinai for Practice and Competition December 25, 2006
Reviewer: Michael Forte from Ferndown, Dorset United Kingdom  
I have been using this shinai for over a year now and, from the start, I found the balance to be perfect for me.

None of the slats have splintered at all and it still looks fairly new... a very hard-wearing, solid practice and competition shinai... hmmm... I must order a spare...!

...added 25/12/2006... I have just received my new Kai shinai and the build qulaity is identical to my existing one... which is still in pretty much pristine condition!!! Excellent !!!

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