40171 Japanese Shinai 118 Cm
Japanese Shinai. Made in bamboo and reinforced with leather, tip and handle.
The word "shinai" is derived from the verb shinau, meaning "to bend, to flex", and was originally short for shinai-take (flexible bamboo). Shinaiis written with the kanji 竹刀, meaning "bamboo sword", and is an irregular kanji reading.
In kendo, it is most common to use a single shinai, sometimes called itto style. Some kendoka choose to use two shinai. This kendo style is usually called ni-tō, a style that has its roots in the two-sword schools of swordsmanship such as Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū. A ni-to combatant uses a long shinai called the daitō, which is usually held in the left hand, and a shorter shinai, called the shōtō, which is usually held in the right hand. The daitō may be slightly shorter and lighter than a shinai used in the itto style of kendo. Specifications for shinai used in kendocompetitions that follow the International Kendo Federation (FIK) rules, are below.
|Specification||Gender||Junior High School (12–15 yrs)||Senior High School (15–18 yrs)||University students and Adults (18yrs+)|
|Maximum length||Male & female||114cm||117cm||120cm|
|Minimum diameter of sakigawa||Male||25mm||26mm||26mm|
|Minimum length of sakigawa||Male and Female||50mm||50mm||50mm|