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HARIMA :: Top Quality MADAKE NITORYU Dobari Koban (Oval) Shinai Regular Thick Grip [Assembled - Size 37]
HARIMA Nitoryu Daito Shinai (Long Tsuka)

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Top Quality DOBARI Nitoryu Daito Shinai - "HARIMA" Size 37 (Completely assembled with Top quality leather) REGULAR Tsuka
First time in the history, a Daito specialized for Nitoryu style. Top quality Nitoryu Shinai, HARIMA, a Daito designed for Nitoryu style. The official rule for Nitoryu Shinai is the following: The Shinai needs to be less than 114 cm, and have a weight more than 465g. This is the same as the Size 37 Shinai, so most of the people used a Size 37 Shinai as the Nitoryu Daito. However, Size 37 Shinai is usually used by Middle School students, and it usually does not come in the best balance, and the Shinai tends to break easier, specially when used by adults.
After many trials, e-bogu.com came up with a totally different concept of Shinai, in which we keep the same weight and length defined by the rule, but by using a thicker bamboo, concentrating the weight on the handle (Tsuka) side. The Shinai is also a Dobari style, which makes the Shinai look much thicker, and stronger. Also, we have made the grip oval, so that it gives the Kenshis a better Shinai control, and a better Hasuji, specially because Nitoryu players are holding the Shinai with one hand.
HARIMA is made of our top quality bamboo, and has a Delux Double folded Tsuka. If you are a Nitoryu player, this is one Shinai that you must have.

400-421 Dobari 2.2cm4cm 3.3 x 3cm 3.3 x 2.7cm 62.5cm

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

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5 of 5 My standard June 28, 2016
Reviewer: Harvey Jewett from Spokane Valley, WA United States  
This is my standard daito for Nito ryu. Absolutely love the thick grip. Great shinai!

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4 of 5 Finally, one of the more "practical" grip for nito July 15, 2015
Reviewer: John Seo from Demarest, NJ United States  
We all know that it is rather hard to find a 37 shinai that doesn't have a baby grip, since 37 shinai are for younger practitioners.  That being said, this is one of the thickest grip for shinai I have ever held in my hand.  Although it has an oval shaped grip, the oval shape is not that extreme like most oval shinai.  Thick grip is good for nito, because you can grip the shinai more comfortably and since nito requires you to strike with one hand, thicker grip allows you to strike without locking up your hand too much.  However, I do believe that the grip is way too thick.  I am a big fan of large grip, however this is too much.  I am giving it 4 stars, because it is very hard to find a nito shinai that has good weight balance and a proper grip.  I would give it 5 stars, if the oval shape is a bit more pronounced and the grip is a bit thinner.

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5 of 5 I love this shinai! September 12, 2012
Reviewer: Jason from St Albert, AB Canada  
Rather than quit practicing due to a tendon injury, I have been playing katate-gyaku-jodan (stated that way because saying half-nito doesn't make me chuckle the same way).

This shinai has fantastic balance for being used one-handed, and the size and shape of the grip is extremely comfortable and a great blessing through long practices.

I  hope they make a 39 inch version for when I'm healed!

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5 of 5 Finally, a superb nito-ryu daito August 17, 2010
Reviewer: Sidharta Rezende from Sao Paulo, SP Brazil  
I have been doing nito-ryu since 2003 and have been testing a lot of different shinai, never finding one that make a significant difference. Untill now.

I wrote a more detailed revie at my blog (in portuguese only)


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4 of 5 Excellent weapon, but fragile August 4, 2010
Reviewer: Brian from Vienna, VA United States  
I have been playing nitou for 3 years now and tried many shinais, looking for a good daito.  This shinai has superb weight and balance, and has been very good to me in shiai.  However, as another reviewer stated, it is a fragile piece and does not stand up to the abuse a nito daito will always receive.  Also, the fit of the slats is kind of odd, and the slats do need to be tapped from time to time, as they stick together. The fact that they cost $50 a piece makes them quite expensive to replace.  If ebogu could iron out these flaws, it would be a 5-star item.

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