The Keichiku Shinai, made of Keichiku bamboo which are younger quality compare to the Madake. Keichiku are more widely available in locations of Asia. The composition of the alignment of the tiny grains in the bamboo are less fine compare to the Madake. Most of the Shinais that are sold, a majority are Keichiku Shinai because it can still hold quality compare to the Madake Shinai. Shinai from Sankei are made of the top percentile bamboo of each seasonal harvest, and this is what distinguishes Sankei Keichiku from the rest. With Sankei’s Keichiku Shinai, you can still get the quality and value in return to bring out the best of your Kendo.
Keichiku Shinai is what most Kendoka trains with and there is a range of Shinai that you can select from. Sankei International is definitely your one stop shop, if you are looking for a variety of Shinai.
With our range of Shinias, we can assure that you will spend a good amount of time browsing through out Shinai section. Take your time and enjoy!