Heki is design to give it protection, durability and aesthetic with confidence.
【Product code: 14_14】
From YAMATO-BUDOGU TOKYO
Heki like the sapphire is a bogu design to give it user protection, durability and aesthetic with confidence. The bogu gives top class protection for users from unnecessary pain and adds more functionality to increase comfort, durability and higher customizability for the user to part take and shaping the bogu they dream. In the hand of mastercraftsman like Ito-san, traditional design is combine with new interesting material and ideas where high level of ergonomics and easy to use can be achieved without sacrificing its protective function and capability. 100% MADE IN JAPAN.
DESIGN SPEC SUMMARY
・Nanamezashi/batten (x) with 5 dan kazari (tsukidare)
SHORT OVERALL REVIEW ON MEN
Heki (Men) offers superb protection and great function. Its strong structure with thick 10 mm stitches menbuton creates elastic bumps that is good at absorbing impact. Its IBB-SD (PRO) mengane allows great balance between mobility and protection. Its slightly convex tsukidare ensures its strong structure and allows the shinai to stop at tsukidare while its large okubyodare protect from tsuki misblows. I-leather urabari is used to further reduce wear and tear from frequent usage, absorb sweat faster and dry faster. Hence, it is great for practice, grading and competition. The overall design shows it is best for practice and as a primary bogu especially for beginners and female kendoka. A great Men for beginners, experienced player and also practical as a primary or secondary set. Its strong structure, thickness and elasticity is very well suited for people who frequently practice with hard-hitters.
However, the strong structure and long menbuton might not fit competitive kendo player that wish for bogu that is soft and short.