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Top Quality TOKUSEN MADAKE Select Shinai - ISSHO Size 39 (Bamboo Only)
Top Quality TOKUSEN MADAKE Select Shinai - ISSHO Size 39 (Bamboo Only)

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TOKUSEN ISSHO is the new version of our very popular previous ISSHO. This Shinai is a CHOKUTO Style, with an overall thick finish. Due to popular demand, we have created this new version of our ISSHO Shinai.

"I use Chokuto Shinai for daily practices since it gives you the feeling of holding a real sword, and I find it better for 'One Shot' type Kendo. TOKUSEN ISSHO is very effective for Ai-Men (Make the  opponent attack, and strike before the opponent strikes you). If you are satisfied with the quality of our Shinais, I would strongly recommend our new TOKUSEN Chokuto style Shinai, ISSHO. 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 Kyoshi 7 Dan)
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This is the New Line of TOKUSEN (Specially Selected) Series of our Madake Shinais. The shape of the Shinais is based on our most popular Shinais, but it is made of hand picked MADAKE Bamboos. Each four parts of the Shinai is made of thick meat bamboo, and hand shaved for the best balance.

We also have a lighter version of this Shinai, which is very popular among Older Age Kenshis. The Shinai has the same shape and looks as the regular 39 Shinai, but it is about 20 - 40 grams lighter than the regulation Shinais (The regulation weight is 510 grams when assembled with the leather parts). It is an alternative Shinai for older Senseis that do not complete at official tournaments, and is looking for a lighter Shinai. It can also be used by adult women, that wants a robust Shinai.

Our TOKUSEN Shinais are made in our factory with the top level of quality control, and testing for better performance and durability.

39 465-500 Chokuto 2.3cm 4cm 3cm 2.7cm 63 cm

Our TOKUSEN Series Shinais are made from a batch of selected Top Quality MADAKE Bamboos. We carefully hand pick the selected bamboos, and each bamboo goes through a rigorous inspection process. 

These bamboos are then cut into correct sizes, dried and stored waiting to be transformed into Shinais.

Shinai Making process:

Heat and pressure are applied to the bamboo pieces, in order to make it softer and to be adjusted to be straight.

Each Bamboos is hand placed on a machine to fix the shape.

The Bamboo is placed on the cutter, in order to make the shape of the Shinai.

Then the Bamboo piece is placed on a sanding machine to produce the 45 degrees angle.

Another sanding machine is used to give the touch to the corners of the bamboo pieces.

Then the 4 pieces of Bamboo are placed together and inserted into another sanding machine for the final touch.

Final detailed waxing of the Shinai to give a nice luster to the shinai.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
excellent shinai October 3, 2011
Reviewer: Your friendly neighborhood kenshi from CT, United States  
I admit this is my first shinai but I have no complaints with this shinai. So far I have used it for ten practices and I love it. My sensei was impressed by the feel of the shinai when he was helping me assemble the shinai after I rubbed it down with olive oil the night before.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Issho is back! September 12, 2011
Reviewer: Tim Madeira from NJ, USA  
Thank you ebogu for bringing ISSHO back. It was one of my favorite Shinais, and I was upset that you guys did not make them anymore. But I am glad you brought them back. This new one is actually better than the old one.

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