Large Octagonal Oval Grip Dobari Shinai ‘HACHIMAN’ - SINGLE SHINAI
HACHIMAN is a Premium Madake Dobari Shinai, which features a large 'Dou' section, placing the balance close to the hands, and narrows to a fine light, tip. This makes HACHIMAN easy to manoeuvre, and perfect for multiple, sharp strikes. HACHIMAN is one of the best balanced Shinai available.
Unlike other Shinai, HACHIMAN is an oval HAKKAKU 'Koban' style Shinai, which means that the handle has been carved into an elliptical-octagon shape - which is feels very comfortable in the hands, and gives a unique feeling when held. This style was developed a few years ago, and is the choice of many high level Sensei.