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

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"This Shinai was based on a Shinai that was given to me by Kim Kyung Nam Sensei. He visited our BUTOKUDEN Dojo a few times for practices. After practice I asked him if I could look at his Shinai and he gave me his Shinai. So had the Shinai sent to our factory to create a Shinai with a similar balance. This Shinai is very close to the Shinai he gave me. For Kim Sensei's fans, this is a must have Shinai."  Taro Ariga CEO (Kendo Kyoshi 7 Dan)

See below a video of a practice of Taro Ariga with Kim Kyung Nam.
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Style: Dobari Gata
Grip: Thick [27 +- 1 mm and up Diameter]
Taro Ariga x Kim Kyung Nam at Butokuden Kendo Dojo
The balance of this KENJA Shinai is closer to the handle, and it gives you a feeling of a light Shinai. The Tip is fairly thin, and the handle is thick. The approximate diameter measurements are the following (Bamboo only):

Size 39 Shinai
Left Handle: 28 mm
Right Handle: 30 mm
Dobari Area: 47 mm
Mid Shinai: 32 mm
Tip of the Shinai: 27 mm
Center of gravity: 65 mm from tip
(Please note that these are approximate measurements. All our Tokusen Shinais are Hand Crafted, and there may be some difference in sizes)

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 Dobari 2.7cm
4.7cm3cm 2.8cm65 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.

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Great Shinai June 30, 2012
Reviewer: Vadim from Chicago  
I just got my shinai and had my first keiko with it.
This shinai made all the difference its weight distribution definitely makes it feel lighter and helped me go faster.
Thank you ebogu for a great product.

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