Kendo Gear – 1920

A Shinai is the Bamboo practice sword used in the Japanese Martial Art called Kendo.? My grandfather was a Kendo practitioner while he was with us and these are some of his Shinai.

I've been slowly refurbishing?the Shinai. The leather parts disintegrate over the years. But the?bamboo slats hold up surprisingly well after all these years.

I have also refurbished his uniform/armor and will post pics soon.