Classic Ieshige Large Grip Dobari Tournament shinai
Based on customer feedback, Aoi Budogu is bringing back the original Ieshige Shinai. The now called, Jissen Ieshige Shinai remains the most balanced dobari Shinai available. If you seek a meatier thickness in the handle, then you will be hard pressed to find a better dobari Shinai elsewere. Despite the Jissen Ieshige’s intimidating presence, you will be pleasantly surprised at the contradiction and how well balanced it feels when held. We have received constant appraise and success stories on how well this shinai has performed and produced results in competition.
||LARGE HANDLE "DOBARI"
||480g - 490g (#39 - Only Bamboo)
"DOBARI -LARGE HANDLE-" Style Shinai
Similar to the dobari style shinai, by increasing the diameter of the handle, the center of gravity is shifted even greater to the handle area. Once you compare a regular shinai to this shinai, you will be surprised how light this dobari-think handle shinai feels! Recommended for tournament/shiai.
Majority of shinai's out there are made of Keichiku bamboo. Keichiku bamboo is roughly 7-8cm in diameter and are harvested all year round in Taiwan. The high density fibers is said to contribute to the long life of the shinai. However, during import, or the storage they go through some dry conditions which may remove some of the natural oil and or moisture from the shinai resulting it easy to develop slivers on the shinai upon use. All our shinai has given special oil treatment in factory before shipment that can extend the life of shinai and increase the durability and resistance from being destroy by dehydration.
Over 40 years of martial arts experience as well as listening to 10 years of customer's requests and input in order to provide the best in what the industry has to offer. The Aoi tag guarantees that the item has been developed for safety and comfort from the early stages of finding cutting edge materials, and crafting it with the highest of standards.