It is a bogu design following the traditional design and protective equipment.
【Product code: 17_05】
Kagayaki means shining like the star on the darkest night. It is a bogu design following the traditional design and idea of bogu as first and foremost as a protective equipment. In the hand of Sengendo, this traditional design is given new life by balancing it high level of ergonomics and easy to use to achieve.
DESIGN SPEC SUMMARY
・12mm Nanamezashi (Menbuton)
・IBB Duralumin (Mengane)
・Batsu (x) with 5 dan kazari (Tsukidare),
・Synthetic leather urakawa
・Microfiber uchiwa and okubyodare
SHORT OVERALL REVIEW ON MEN
Kagayaki (Men) offers superb protection and good function. Its medium strong structure with thick 12 mm stitches menbuton creates elastic bumps that is good at absorbing impact. Its Duralumin mengane allows good balance between mobility, protection and cost. Its slightly convex tsukidare ensures its strong structure and allows the shinai to stop at tsukidare. 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 good Men for beginners, experienced player and also practical as a secondary set. Its medium strong structural strength, exceptional thickness and elasticity is very well suited for people who frequently practice with hard-hitters.
However, the strong structure and weight might not fit competitive kendo player that wish for bogu that is soft and ultra-light, and its small okubyodare makes it unsuitable for Jodan player.