Shinai Bamboo Sword
The shinai bamboo sword is a flexible sword used in full contact training. The word shinai derives from the verb Shinau meaning to flex or to bend. Compared with the bokken that is a rigid wooden replica of a sword the shinai is very flexible.
The shinai is 45″ ( 114cm) long and constructed in a tubular form of four slats of bamboo. The slats are then held by a Tsuba (guard), a bound handle, a middle strap and bound by a retaining strap and the Sakigawa (a small cup at the tip of teh shinai).
The handle and the Sakigawa are joined by a Himo (string) that represents the black of the blade.
Shinai Bamboo Sword Highlights:
- Tsuba included
- Natural Bamboo
- Four thick sheaves of bamboo tied together
- Suede handle for perfect grip
- Size 44 inches.
- Used in practice and competition of Aikido & KendoThis item is a practice training aid only and must not be used for full contact training. Any damage incurred through misuse of this item is the sole responsibility of the customer and will invalidate its warranty and returns policy.