OBARU is the Oval Grip (Koban Gata Shinai) Madake Shinai from E-BOGU.COM.
It has a similar balance as our Dobashi Shinais, but the Tsuka (handle) area is shaved down to an oval shape.
“The Oval Handle makes the Kenshis hold the Shinai properly, using the correct Hasuji. Specially for strikes to the Do and Yoko Men, it improves your Kendo. I use it not only for basics practice, but also for Shiais and Keiko, I find it very effective to use our OBARU Shinais.” Taro Ariga (Kendo Kyoshi 7 Dan)
Style: Dobari Gata
Grip: Koban (Oval) Gata