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  Top Quality Madake OWARI Sword Shape Shinai

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Product Code: HAY-KEN-SHI-OWARI-37

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OWARI Shinais are made based on a real Katana (Japanese Sword). The length is similar to a Size 37 Shinai, but it is built with thick heavy Bamboo. This Shinai has a curved shape that is similar to a Katana, and the entire Shinai is Oval Shape. When holding, it resembles a real Sword. "I use this practice during practices at my Dojo. It is heavy, so you try to strike less, which makes you wait for that right opportunity of strike, rather than wasting unnecessary hits. Also, the Shinai being shorter than the usual adult size 39 Shinai, makes you think more about the Maai (distance to the opponent) and be more careful when attacking the opponent. I feel that my Seme (Attack) has improves since I started using this Shinai. The curve on the Shinai, gives the impression of holding a real Sword, and makes the Suriage and the Kaeshi Wazas easier. I would strongly recommend this Shinai, if you want to improve your Maai and Seme." (Taro Ariga, CEO e-bogu.com Inc. Kendo Renshi 7 Dan)
Weight : 1.45lb / 657.7g
Length: 44.5in / 113cm
All leather parts included

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Owari Shinai July 29, 2009
Reviewer: James schmerker from bethel Island, CA United States  
Balance,feel ,weight,amazing, I am only disappointed I can't use it for Kenjitsu randori, it hits like a slightly bendy boken,a bone breaker for sure,kubi kiri might be fatal. that aside,I love the look, it handles so well, everyone should own one, the closest shinai to shinken my limited experience has brought to me

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent product. May 1, 2009
Reviewer: Catherine from Toronto, ON Canada  
This is my first shinai, and it arrived today. It is heavier then a regular standard shinai, and thicker. When you strike, it makes a deep *whooshing* sound, akin to a flag snapping in the wind. Granted, it's not as light, but it makes you move closer to your target, and every strike you plan and take will be calculated better.
I look forward to using it in my Kendo class.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Madake Owari Shinai December 3, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Vienna, VA United States  
This is a wonderful shinai.  It basically forces you to use kihon kendo and big waza in order to make an effective cut.  The shape and weight teach you a lot more about using a katana than a normal shinai does.  Dare I hope they become regulation some day?

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