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

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Mino's design is very unique. Based on antique Shinais, with the KOTO style, it has a straight finish, all through the Shinai (which is opposite to the Dobari Shinais). MINO was based on a Shinai that an old 8 Dan Sensei gave to me. The bamboo is specially treated with BIO Technology for durability, giving a dark traditional look. Very beautiful finish. "It was a big surprise when an old 8 Dan Sensei gave me his Shinai that was given to him by his Sensei, about 40 years ago. This old Shinai had a very different concept than what the Shinais are now days. It even felt that I was holding a real sword. It had a very nice balance, and it did not have that fat Dobari feeling. The Sensei told me that in the old days, Kenshis used to use this type of Shinai. I would strongly recommend our new Koto style Shinai, MINO. As the Kenshi goes higher in ranks, they tend to go into a 'One Shot' style, and I believe that is the ultimate beauty of the Kendo. Win and Hit, instead of Hit and Win." Taro Ariga CEO (Kendo Renshi 7 Dan)
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39 470-490 Koto 78 mm 122 mm 95 mm 85 mm 62 cm

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 12 Write a review.

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MINO koto shinai April 1, 2014
Reviewer: Julie Z from Allston, MA United States  
perfect balance and hand feeling. highly recommend!

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First Shinai February 16, 2014
Reviewer: Christopher Schroeder from Rio Rancho, NM United States  
This is the first Shinai I have purchased since starting Kendo not long ago. The price is right compared to other websites and the Shinai is just beautiful. E-Bogu was quick to fulfill my order and I ended up receiving my order a day sooner than what they predicted. Super happy with the service and will be shopping here in the future!

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My favorite Shinai October 12, 2010
Reviewer: Aaron from Taos, NM United States  
My sensei recommended that I switch to this shinai, he said it would help my kendo. It really has. The weight and balance make striking clean and clear. This shinai feels like a sword, I couldn't recommend it more.

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Very Nice May 1, 2009
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from titusville, FL United States  
The feel of this is very strong .I put my Shinai's thru alot of punishment and this has lasted thru it all .Very soild i believe and the ballance makes it seem very light in your hand .Like the other review tho it does take alot of control to handle this since its so easy to just let this fly .The leathers it comes in are good as well and its tied nicely as well ...could use a little improvment there but nothing at all to complain about .I mostly spar off with alot of my friends about 2 times a week and needless to say every one really loves how this Shinai .It also has a very rustic look to it as well .I don't really take class's for this nor am i in any schools .I have had a few black belts compliment me on this as well .Give it a chance ,i know i'll buy a few more .

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Excellent Shinai June 2, 2008
Reviewer: Nicholas Moen from Fargo, ND United States  
This shinai has become my my personal favorite shinai. It has the speed of a dobari shinai with the stable balance of many of the chokuto shinai here on ebogu.

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