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  Top Quality TOKUSEN MADAKE Select Shinai - OBARU Size 39 (Complete) Oval Handle
Top Quality TOKUSEN MADAKE Select Shinai - OBARU Size 39 (Complete)

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OBARU is the Oval Grip (Koban Gata Shinai) Madake Shinai from E-BOGU.COM. It has a similar balance as our Dobashi Shinais, but the Tsuka (handle) area is shaved down to an oval shape.

"The Oval Handle makes the Kenshis hold the Shinai properly, using the correct Hasuji. Specially for strikes to the Do and Yoko Men, it improves your Kendo. I use it not only for basics practice, but also for Shiais and Keiko, I find it very effective to use our OBARU Shinais." Taro Ariga (Kendo Kyoshi 7 Dan)
List Price: $72.00
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Style: Dobari Gata
Grip: Koban (Oval) Gata
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.

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 2.3cm 4.4cm 2.9x 2.8cm 2.8 x2.2cm 62 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: 8 Write a review.

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Oval handled Shinai May 1, 2014
Reviewer: Dennis Lindsey from Belen, NM United States  
A very nice shinai.  I very much prefer the oval handle to the round.

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Oval handle April 23, 2014
Reviewer: Francis Maier from Everett, WA United States  
I have small hands and typical shinai handles are just a bit uncomfortable for prolonged use. The oval handle is excellent in terms of overall size and the oval provides a more realistic grip orientation.

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Love it April 13, 2014
Reviewer: Kyle Walker from Fresno, CA United States  
2 thumbs up!

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Great shinai at a good price March 13, 2014
Reviewer: Richard Koenig from Raleigh, NC United States  
I like the oval handled tokusen madake shinais because it makes it easier to keep my hands in the correct position with kote on.

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Great! February 23, 2014
Reviewer: Emmanuel Sevilla from San Diego, CA United States  
I've practiced with the typical circular shaped shinai handle for quite some time now.  I decided to give this a try as my last one was stolen and the buy 1 get 1 free deal made this worth it.  
The Oval handle makes all the difference in the feel.  It may not be for everyone, but it makes the shinai feel less like you're holding a stick, and more like you you are actually aiming your strikes.  After multiple practices it has broken in very nicely and I don't think I'll be using another shape again.  
Someone said in a review that the Tsuba didn't fit correctly and was diagonal on their shinai.  I don't have that problem and it fits perfectly on mine.

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