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Enshin Koban Gata (Oval Grip)

Product code: BS-4K

Prices from £37.50

Top quality hand finished Koban Gata (oval grip) Shinai. The Tsuka shape makes it easier to orientate the Mune of the shinai. Often a popular option with practitioners of sword arts other than or in addition to Kendo, due to the Tsuka shape emulating that of a real sword. Fitted with the top quality Gin leather (top cut).

Available in size 39 only. These Shinai are supplied fully assembled and come complete with Tsuba & Dome.

Class Model Size Style Av. Weight
Av. Balance
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Deluxe Enshin Koban 39 Dobari 521g 65cm 9.5cm 10.0cm 14.7cm 8.4cm Oval


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Average Rating (3 Reviews): 5 Stars

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  • Oval is great, bamboo and craftsmanship at the top!
    Review left by:
    Luc Borot
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I've been using a 4-shinai pack of these for 4 years. I'm only just killing the 1st one, and nb 2 is becoming nicely worn and the tsuka well done to my hand. Bamboo quality and craftsmanship are at the top with this series. I love the shape, as I also do iaido and kenjutsu. Thanks to the shape of the grip, you never lose your hasuji when doing kirikaeshi, for instance.

  • Excellent comfort
    Review left by:
    Rating: 5 Stars

    The oval grip makes this shinai really emulate the feeling of a real sword but still allows you to feel this comfort with a shinai that can be used in sparring. It also is the lightest shinai for men and so offers good speed and with the grip has better control at rotating the blade. Top score!

  • Oval grip is the best
    Review left by:
    Rating: 5 Stars

    Coming to kendo from kenjutsu I really appreciated this shinai. The oval handle provides a more real-life grip experience while still being eligible to be used in official competitions. Highly recommended for those looking for a genuine katana-like grip experience!

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