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Unrai Jissen Gata Smoked Shinai

Product code: BS-13

Prices from £37.50

These premium competition Shinai are traditionally smoked, sealing in the natural oils and moisture within the Take. This Shinai will not only offer an unparalleled perfomance, it will also look striking in action. These models both look and smell fantastic, a real flavour of old Japan.

Our Japanese suppliers most popular Shinai for high grades, these pieces are carefully shaped to make it ideal for competition. With the balance distributed mainly through the lower two thirds of the weapon and a slim Monouchi section, this Shinai is very stable, making it easy to control Tsuki, whilst maintaining the fluid manouverability of a Dobari Shinai for the ideal fencing makeup. 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
(Tip Below
Bio Unrai 39 Jissen
528g 65.3cm 9.5cm 10.0cm 14.8cm 8.2cm Standard


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Average Rating (6 Reviews): 5 Stars

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  • Nice shinai
    Review left by:
    Phil Lamb
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I bought this shinai to replace my old cheapy and to compliment my new 3mm bogu also from Nine Circles. I'm no expert, but the feel and balance are totally different and I'm sure I'll appreciate more with more experience. I could have saved myself a tenner by buying a budget shinai, but I'm really pleased I didn't. It is a thing of beauty and looks a bit different. Martyn was more than happy to explain the different types and offer an expert opinion to a novice. Great shinai and highly recommended.

  • great shinai
    Review left by:
    Tristan Hann
    Rating: 5 Stars

    Love it. Makes my last one feel like a club and I loved that one when I got it. It's light but not undesirably so. Nice balance and smells great.

  • A Superb Shinai.
    Review left by:
    Marc Beaumont
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I got one of these for my birthday to replace my think grip shinai that I had been using for around a year. The quality and feel is extremely high and the smoked effect seems to make the whole shinai feel a lot more solid and sturdy than most and also smells amazing. I'm using it for all training and despite not being a dobari shinai, it still feels extremely light to move, but the solidity helps control. Well worth the money.

  • Fantastica!!!
    Review left by:
    Nicolò Lombardini
    Rating: 5 Stars

    Appena mi è arrivata a casa ero impaziente di provarla, e ancora prima di togliere l'imballo ho sentito da subito un peso ben distribuito e un feeling pazzesco.. al mio primo jigeiko con questa shinai i più esperti mi hanno fatto i complimenti per come riuscivo a portare i colpi a segno!!! insomma veramente un arma fantastica! Io pratico kendo in jodan no kamae con un solo braccio e posso assicurare che pur essendo una 39 non troppo leggera i colpi vanno a segno.. merito del baricentro che si trova nella parte inferiore della shinai che permette un ottimo controllo !! spedizione rapida e sono veramente soddisfatto!! Grazie Nine circles

  • Fantastic Shinai - Love It
    Review left by:
    Qian Chen
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I recently bought this shinai as my very first one. It arrives fast also I am very satisified with the quality. Even I am just a beginner in kendo but I can feel the difference between this shinai and the one I used in practice (standdard one) when I using it. This shinai is the most awesome one (smoked colour and natural smoky smell !!)

  • Smashing - Even Smells Lovely!
    Review left by:
    Martin Day
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I recently had a knee operation, and thought I'd treat myself with a new shinai to give myself something to look forward to. I plumped for this one, and I wasn't disappointed - a thing of beauty, sat in the corner, it even gave the room a delicate smoked aroma. Now I've been able to use the shinai as intended, I'm even more impressed. As tight as a drum (I'd had my previous shinai for about four or five years) and well balanced, in my opinion. The bright reddish colours fade after a while, but you're still left with a top quality shinai. Highly recommended!

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