【Nishinihon-Budogu】”Taisen” Madake Koto Shinai
“Koto” refers to a shinai with a straight silhouette. It stands in contrast with a “Dobari” which has a visibly thicker base. Koto shinai are well-loved by the kendo community for the strong “pop” that they give their users when an ippon is scored. The bamboo used for this shinai went through careful selection and was then painstakingly adjusted. It is one of the most popular shinai in our Chinese madake line.
This shinai is used by Mr. Kunimoto who has placed 2nd in the All Japan Kendo Championships multiple times.