This is our newest extra thick Shinai. RIKIMARU. This Shinai has a similar shape as our Best selling Thick Handle BIZEN Shinai. If you like thick handle this is a great choice. The diameter at the left handle is approximately 30mm (+- 1mm). The weight is placed closer to the handle, with tip light feeling, making the maneuvering of the Shinai easy. People with bigger hands will love this Shinai.
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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.