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How to choose Kendo Shinai

Kendo Shinai sizes and style may vary. For example, an adult may be able to use a standardrized shinai but it is too long and heavy for the younger adults.
This is why we have kendo shinai with different sizes and styles. Now we have more lighter and slimmer styles for female kenshi. Mazkiya USA Kendo shinai are available in many styles and different balances. The slats of a shinai are usually made from dried bamboo, some are smoked as of a style. Kendo shinai slats are also made of carbon fiber, reinforced resin, or other approved alternative materials.
Most of our Shinai are made by Kendo production experts of a small factory in Niigata, Japan.
Our Mazkiya USA Kendo Shinai are examined one by one so that we only offer the highest and finest quality shinai to our customers.

SHINAI REGULATION SIZE
GRADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JUNIOR
HIGH
HIGH
SCHOOL
COLLEGE
ADULT
SHINAI SIZE 28 30 32 34 36 37-38 38-39 39
LENGTH 87cm
34in
94cm
36.5in
99cm
39in
105cm
41.5in
111cm
43.5in
114cm-117cm
45in-46in
117cm-120cm
46in-47in
120cm
47in
WEIGHT 233g
(min)
260g
(min)
260g
(min)
280g
(min)
370g
(min)
440g-480g
(min)
480g-510g
(min)
510g
(min)
400g-420g (Female) 420g-440g (Female) 440g
(min)
(Female)
Diameter of Sakigawa Standard Size Standard Size Standard Size Standard Size Standard Size 25-26mm (min) 26mm (min) 26mm (min)
24-25mm (Female) 25mm (Female) 25mm (Female)

SAMPLE
AGE SHINAI SIZE
4 to 6 years old 28 - 32
7 to 9 years old 34
10 to 12 years old 36
13 to 15 years old 37 - 38
16 to 18 years old 38 - 39
18 years and older 39





Types of Shinai Handle



Do-bari (Fat body)

Do-bari - the shinai style which has a fat body and thin tip which able you to use technique and waza. This shinai is more tournament based and more commonly used by kenshis and senseis world wide. This shinai is also used for kihon (basic) practices. Mazkiya USA provides Do-bari shinai that is tip heavy and tip light for our customers.


Koto (Old Handle)

Kotou - Kotou Gata or Old Handle Shinai means Old Sword Style in Japanese, which is made by slim and straight shape. Compare to Do-bari, it is well balance through out entire shinai. Not so much of weight difference on the tip of the shinai like Do-bari. Rarely you see kenshi using Kotou Gata (Old handle) shinai because they rather use Do-bari (Fat body) shinai for practice and tournaments. Mostly the higher level Sensei (Instructurs) would use Kotou Gata (Old handle) shinais.


Ordinary Handle

Ordinary Handle Shinai is circular shaped and most commonly used shinai during practice and tournaments. We (Mazkiya USA), also have different grip sizes for our customers. Available grips sizes in 25 GRIP, 26 GRIP, 27 GRIP, 28 GRIP, 29 GRIP, and 30 GRIP (only available in 3.9 shinai).




Koban Gata (Oval Handle)

Koban Gata Handle Shinai is Oval shaped shinai. It is a shaped of a oval so that you could feel it like you are holding a Katana. The difference between Ordinary Shinai and Koban Gata Shinai is only the gripping part. Koban Gata Shinai is usually for people who has a hard time holding the Ordinary Shinai correctly.







Kendo Shinai Specifications

Gender Name Brand Bamboo Bamboo
Length
Bamboo
Weight
Bamboo
Grip Size
Bamboo
Style
ALL BENTEN (Ordinary or Smoked) 36 varies Ordinary Ordinary
MEN BIZAN (Do-bari) 39 varies 25 Grip Do-bari
MEN BIZAN (Kotou) 39 varies 25 Grip Koto
MEN BIZAN (Do-bari) 39 varies 26 Grip Do-bari
MEN BIZAN (Kotou) 39 varies 26 Grip Koto
MEN BIZAN (Do-bari) 39 varies 27 Grip Do-bari
MEN BIZAN (Kotou) 39 varies 27 Grip Kotou
MEN BIZAN (Do-bari) 39 varies 28 Grip Do-bari
MEN BIZAN (Kotou) 39 varies 28 Grip Koto
MEN BIZAN (Do-bari) 39 varies 29 Grip Do-bari
MEN BIZAN (Kotou) 39 varies 29 Grip Kotou
MEN BIZAN (Do-bari) 39 varies 30 Grip Do-bari
MEN BIZAN (Kotou) 39 varies 30 Grip Koto
MEN FUDOSHIN (Ordinary or Smoked) 38 varies Ordinary Do-bari
MEN FUDOSHIN (Ordinary or Smoked) 38 varies Ordinary Koto
MEN FUDOSHIN (Ordinary or Smoked) 39 varies Ordinary Do-bari
MEN FUDOSHIN (Ordinary or Smoked) 39 varies Ordinary Koto
MEN MAKOTO (Ordinary or Smoked) 39 varies Ordinary Do-bari
MEN RIN (Smoked) 39 varies varies Koto
MEN SAEMURAGATA (Ordinary) 39 varies Ordinary Do-bari
MEN SHINGETSURIN (Ordinary) 39 varies Ordinary Koto
MEN SHIUN (Ordinary or Smoked) 38 varies Ordinary Do-bari
MEN SHIUN (Ordinary or Smoked) 39 varies Ordinary Do-bari
MEN SHIUN (Ordinary or Smoked) 39 varies Ordinary Koto
MEN SENKI (Ordinary) 39 varies Koban (Oval) Do-bari
WOMEN SENKI (Ordinary) 39 varies Koban (Oval) Do-bari
MEN TETSUZAN (Ordinary or Smoked) 37 varies Ordinary Do-bari
WOMEN TETSUZAN (Ordinary or Smoked) 37 varies Ordinary Do-bari
MEN TETSUZAN (Ordinary or Smoked) 38 varies Ordinary Do-bari
WOMEN TETSUZAN (Ordinary or Smoked) 39 varies Ordinary Do-bari
MEN TETSUZAN (Ordinary or Smoked) 39 varies Ordinary Do-bari
WOMEN TETSUZAN (Ordinary or Smoked) 39 varies Ordinary Do-bari
MEN TESSAI (Ordinary) 39 varies Ordinary Koto
MEN TESSHIN (Ordinary) 39 varies Ordinary Koto
MEN TOROKUTESSHIN (Ordinary) 39 varies Ordinary Koto





Shoden Iaito For Men


Shoden Iaito is for beginner practitioners of Iaido.
There are three different classes of Shoden as "Youth", "Men" and "Women", and Shoden for Men has two different Tsuka materials, cotton and silk for choise.
We can custom-make Iaito based on your height, Dojo style, preference of material, color, and design to better suit your needs.
For Shoden Iaito, Thickness and Length of Tsuka and Weight are the standard specification.
Please choose your selections from the following options to make your own Iaito.


D. Fuchi-Kashira (Fixed)




F. Tsuba




G. Menuki (Fixed)



H-1. Tsuka Color (Material: Cotton)





H-2. Tsuka Color - Material: Silk




I. Saya Color





K. Hamon (Fixed)




Order Description & Option:
A. Blade Thick type
B. Sword Length 2-3-0
2-3-5
2-4-0
2-4-5
2-5-0
2-5-5
2-6-0
2-6-5
Other specific size
C. Approximate weight while wielding
(without Saya)
820g to 1020g depend on sword length
D. Fuchi-Kashira FK-1-Cable Stitch (Fixed)
E. Kojiri Not included
F. Tsuba TB-3 (Higo)
TB-4 (Musashi)
TB-5 (Cucumber)
G. Menuki ME-60 - Butterfly Brass (Fixed)
H-1. Tsuka Color - Material:Cotton TKM-1 Black
TKM-2 Brown
TKM-3 Navy
H-2. Tsuka Color - Material:Silk TKS-1 Black
TKS-2 Sepia Black
TKS-6 Dark Brown
TKS-4 Light Brown
TKS-5 Navy
TKS-6 Dark Brown
TKS-7 Light Navy
TKS-8 Light Green
TKS-9 Blue Purple
TKS-10 Green
TKS-11 Purple
TKS-12 Gold
TKS-13 White
TKS-14 Dark Green
TKS-15 Red
I. Saya Color SA-1 Black Gloss
SA-2 Black Stone
SA-3 Brown Stone
J. Habaki Brass- Plain (Fixed)
K. Hamon HA-3 Notare-Incurve (Fixed)





Shoden Iaito For Women

Shoden Iaito is for beginner practitioners of Iaido.
There are three different classes of Shoden as "Youth", "Men" and "Women", also Shoden for Women has two different Tsuka materials, cotton and silk to choose form.
We can custom-make Iaito based on your height, Dojo style, preference of material, color, and design to better suit your needs.
For Shoden Iaito, Thickness and Length of Tsuka and Weight are the standard specification.
Please choose your selections from the following options to make your own Iaito.


D. Fuchi-Kashira (Fixed)




F. Tsuba




G. Menuki (Fixed)



H-1. Tsuka Color (Material: Cotton)





H-2. Tsuka Color - Material: Silk




I. Saya Color





K. Hamon (Fixed)




Order Description & Option:
A. Blade Thin type
B. Sword Length 2-3-0
2-3-5
2-4-0
2-4-5
2-4-7
Other specific size
C. Approximate weight while wielding
(without Saya)
700g to 780g depend on sword length
D. Fuchi-Kashira FK-1-Cable Stitch (Fixed)
E. Kojiri Not included
F. Tsuba TKM-1 Black
TKM-2 Brown
TKM-3 Navy
G. Menuki ME-60 - Butterfly Brass (Fixed)
H-1. Tsuka Color - Material:Cotton TB-3 (Higo)
TB-4 (Musashi)
TB-5 (Cucumber)
H-2. Tsuka Color - Material:Silk TKS-1 Black
TKS-2 Sepia Black
TKS-6 Dark Brown
TKS-4 Light Brown
TKS-5 Navy
TKS-6 Dark Brown
TKS-7 Light Navy
TKS-8 Light Green
TKS-9 Blue Purple
TKS-10 Green
TKS-11 Purple
TKS-12 Gold
TKS-13 White
TKS-14 Dark Green
TKS-15 Red
I. Saya Color SA-1 Black Gloss
SA-2 Black Stone
SA-3 Brown Stone
J. Habaki Brass- Plain (Fixed)
K. Hamon HM-03 Notare (Fixed)





Shoden Iaito For Youth

Shoden Iaito is for beginner practitioners of Iaido.
Shoden, Youth is for students to handle easier by using the thin or the slim blade.
We can custom-make your Iaito based on your height , Dojo style, preference of material, color, and design to better suit your needs.
For Shoden Iaito, Thickness and Length of Tsuka and Weight are the standard specification.
Please choose your selections from the following options to make your own Iaito.

D. Fuchi-Kashira (Fixed)




F. Tsuba




G. Menuki (Fixed)



H. Tsuka Color (Material: Cotton)





I. Saya Color





K. Hamon (Fixed)




Order Description & Option:
A. Blade Thin
Slim
B-1. Sword Length for Thin blade 2-2-0
2-2-5
2-3-0
2-3-5
Other specific size
B-2. Sword Length for Slim blade 1-8-0
1-8-5
1-9-0
1-9-5
2-0-0
2-0-5
2-1-0
2-1-5
2-2-0
Other specific size
C. Approximate weight while wielding 500g to 750g depend on sword length
D. Fuchi-Kashira FK-1 Brass (Fixed)
E. Kojiri Not included
F. Tsuba TB-1 Crop Bag
TB-69 Crescent Moon
G. Menuki ME-60 Butterfly - Brass (Fixed)
H. Tsuka Color (Material: Cotton) TKM-1 Black
TKM-2 Brown
TKM- 3 Navy
I. Saya Color SA-2 Black Stone
SA-3 Brown Stone
J. Habaki Brass- Plain (Fixed)
K. Hamon HA-2 Straight (Fixed)





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