HATENKOU is made using top quality cuts of Madake Bamboo, and is crafted especially to give excellent balance.
HATENKOU is a traditional Kotou style, which is a similar diameter along the entire length. This gives more weight to the tip, making it perfect for those looking for a balance similar to a real Japanese sword, and for those who like to make single, decisive strikes. The bamboo is cut thicker at the tip also, so it is well suited for regular Keiko use, as well as tournaments.
Further, HATENKOU is made using a special technique of shaving the bamboo staves, known as 'Tate Men Kezuri'. This is where the staves are shaved vertically, to give a thicker profile, allowing the tip be shaved thinner, whilst retaining durability. This allows for a excellent overall balance of the Shinai, whilst still keeping strength.
Each HATENKOU Kotougata Shiai is made from a single bamboo plant, which provides the four slats with the best flexibility and durability.
Size - Men's 39 (510g+) ONLY
SET OF 3 SHINAI!
*Tsuba and Tsubadome not included.