Chikunan is designed to handle wear and tear from repeated washing.
【Product code: 15_13】
Chikunan is a kote design with intention modern and synthetic material to allow a bogu that is highly quick to dry, absorb sweat effectively and most importantly washability. Chikunan kote designed specifically to even handle wear and tear from repeated wearing and washing.
DESIGN SPEC SUMMARY
Orizashi style jersey (kote gashira and kotefuton), Tenouchi (Micropunch), Synthetic Herikawa (I-leather), 1 dan kera
SHORT OVERALL REVIEW ON KOTE
Chikunan (Kote) offers adequate protection and good function. Its short and light kotebuton and the use of polyester for stuffing in kotegashira ensures that is easy to use and light weight. The use of jersey mesh on kotebuton gives it quick drying and good sweat absorptionfunction. Though the kotebuton is slightly thin, yet it has enough hardness or elasticity to give good protection. Its kotegashira polyester stuffing is soft, though the amount and height the stuffing does provide good protection. The short distance between kera and the base of the thumb makes it easier to grip. The overall design shows it is best for practice. A good Kote for kendo player that practice frequently and trains in hot climate like southeast asia or africa. A kote that is great as a secondary set. Best of all, it is washable.
However, might not be suitable for practice with hard-hitting opponent.