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Jedispark
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Shureido Product Reply with quote

Struggling_Mudansha wrote:
One of the most frustrating things about practicing a niche art is there aren't usually stores that allow you to walk in and try things out. This means you have to order things online and that can be a pain; an item's description can sometimes be vague resulting in a blind order.

The biggest offender of this is Shureido. They're perhaps one of the most popular Karate and Kobudo brands but inquiring as to what their products are like, I've found, has been extremely difficult. That's why I thought it'd be a good idea for me to post some pictures I've accumulated over the years of the Shureido products that I've bought.

At one point I had images for a K-10 karate gi, but for whatever reason, I deleted them.



Can you help me? Can you tell me if mine are Shureido Nunchaku?
Bought two in a martial arts shop (he had them in store for a long time),
paid 60 each and every section is long 13 1/4
Thank you!


https://www.dropbox.com/s/ryf15opo5phdv05/Foto%2007-02-19%2C%2022%2051%2004.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rbczdyyelco2wgq/Foto%2007-02-19%2C%2022%2051%2041.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w2zj5v6i99l4x8u/Foto%2009-02-19%2C%2007%2001%2052.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ors3fgz5vmj886/Foto%2009-02-19%2C%2007%2002%2044.jpg?dl=0
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Struggling_Mudansha
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Joined: 20 Aug 2016
Posts: 61


PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:47 am    Post subject: Re: Shureido Product Reply with quote

Jedispark wrote:
Struggling_Mudansha wrote:
One of the most frustrating things about practicing a niche art is there aren't usually stores that allow you to walk in and try things out. This means you have to order things online and that can be a pain; an item's description can sometimes be vague resulting in a blind order.

The biggest offender of this is Shureido. They're perhaps one of the most popular Karate and Kobudo brands but inquiring as to what their products are like, I've found, has been extremely difficult. That's why I thought it'd be a good idea for me to post some pictures I've accumulated over the years of the Shureido products that I've bought.

At one point I had images for a K-10 karate gi, but for whatever reason, I deleted them.



Can you help me? Can you tell me if mine are Shureido Nunchaku?
Bought two in a martial arts shop (he had them in store for a long time),
paid 60 each and every section is long 13 1/4
Thank you!


https://www.dropbox.com/s/ryf15opo5phdv05/Foto%2007-02-19%2C%2022%2051%2004.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rbczdyyelco2wgq/Foto%2007-02-19%2C%2022%2051%2041.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w2zj5v6i99l4x8u/Foto%2009-02-19%2C%2007%2001%2052.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ors3fgz5vmj886/Foto%2009-02-19%2C%2007%2002%2044.jpg?dl=0


There are three factors that lead me to believe those are Shureido:

1) There's no metal ring inside the nunchaku where the ropes come out of the top.
2) The corners of Shureido nunchaku are cut really sharp and yours have that appearance.
3) Shureido uses a real light shellac finish on their wooden weapons. It looks like that's what yours has.
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Struggling_Mudansha
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Joined: 20 Aug 2016
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decided to buy a pair of stainless steel sai from Dreametal Kobudo.

Sai as a pair


Single sai




Little engraving on the moto


Engraving on the tsukagashira


Opposite side of the sai


Comparison with my Shureido


Overall, it's a nice pair of sai. They're lighter and quicker to manipulate than my shureido and they definitely have a hand-forged feel to them. The octagonal shape doesn't go all the way down the monouchi. I thought that I would notice it when using the sai, but I surprisingly don't.

I'm still attached to my Shureido though. After using them for almost three years, it doesn't feel right using anything else.
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