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  High Quality Oval Handle Shinai - "OBARU" for Men Size 39 (Completely assembled with Top quality leather)



 
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Obaru is with an oval grip (Koban Gata) on the left hand. Oval grip Shinais allow the Kenshis a firmer grip making the side strikes, such as Do or Yoko Men more precise.

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Product Code: HAY-KEN-SHI-OBARUCOMP-39


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SIZE WEIGHT STYLE A B C D E
TIP THICKEST RIGHT GRIP LEFT GRIP CENTER OF GRAVITY
39 480-490 Dobari 2.2cm 4.7cm 3 x 2.7cm 2.8 x 2.2cm 62 cm



Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

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obaru June 18, 2011
Reviewer: James schmerker from bethel Island, CA United States  
I am just a kenjitsu/tameshigiri guy,use shinai for randori, grind up shinai too fast by comparison with the other reviewers,6months is a long life unbroken.The obaru is the best! no looking down, while 'busy', to spin my shinai around to point the right way! the confidence with release/re-grip indexing is critical in my personal growth,performance

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AWESOME February 21, 2010
Reviewer: Ryan P from Toronto, Canada  
Like everyone else says, this shinai is a world of difference away from the standard shinais you'll find most places. I'm from an Aikido (like the guy below) and Iaido background, and this shinai felt instantly better in my hands. I feel my strikes are better, and the dobari weighting has my recoveries quicker as well. Am ordering a second right now.

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Brilliant Obaru Oval handle Shinai August 15, 2009
Reviewer: Jorg Knoest from Bergen, Hordaland Norway  
To me this Oval handled shinai is a world of difference from a regular- shaped handle shinai.
As a former aikidoka where we used to train with the Bokken, this shinai feels more familiar to me. I truly enjoy training with it. And to other former aikidokas who have found Kendo, I really recommend it.

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OBARU July 29, 2009
Reviewer: O'Connell Terry from Williamsport, PA United States  
I have been using ebogu’s “Obaru” for a couple of years now and have found it to be one of the finest shinai I have ever owned. It is very easy to maintain a proper grip during keiko. It is also reasonably priced for the quality. I strongly recommend the Obaru for any level kendoka.

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My Favorite Shinai June 29, 2008
Reviewer: Joseph A. Clark from Sidney, OH United States  
My Obaru has lasted for over 2 years with weekly practices, plus tournaments.  I find the grip more comfortable than the round grip, and as stated, I know when my shinai is properly presented to my opponent.  I do have a slight problem with the tsuru, in that it does wear quickly where my left hand grips, and it does get slick with time.  I've ordered a replacement for my current Obaru.

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