Due to the closing of the Horinouchi workshop in September 2019, the remaining 3 workshops are under heavy stress, as they never experienced before. Therefore, we are currently not able to guarantee the displayed shipping date estimation for this product and variations in both direction (shipping earlier than announced or slight delays) are to be expected.
Product Information & Size Chart
Classic Shiai Naginata
Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
Available woods: Red Oak or White Oak
Length: 220 cm or 225 cm
Finish: urethane varnish
The shaft (Ebu) is made of a single piece of red or white oak, to which is attached a bamboo blade (Habu). The blade is fixed with white vinyl tape. Leather caps (similar to those used for Kendo Shinai) are fitted at the tip (Kissaki) and butt (Ishizuki).
The Standard Shiai Naginata is made for basic Kata, paired Kata and Shiai. This model is compliant with the All Japan Naginata Regulations for the Shiai, the competitions, and the Engi, the paired Kata. It features a full length of 220 cm or 220 cm, with a 50 cm blade length. The blade and shaft overlap for about 15 cm.
We offer 2 variations of this model. The standard measuring 220 cm, which is the historical standard Shiai Naginata, and the "full length" model, measuring 225 cm which has become more popular over the past few years due to the increasing number of foreign and male practitioners. This full length variation is called "Shinai Naginata for men" in Japan, but because Western women having on average a stronger built than Japanese women, we have not kept this naming.
In compliance with the All Japan Naginata Federation, all Shiai Naginata, no matter the wood or model, weigh over 650 g.
Please note that because the Naginata does not fit into our engraving machine, this model cannot be engraved.
We also offer the Habu (Shinai blade) sold separately for replacement.
- Choice of wood species: red oak or white oak
- Available finish: Urethane varnish
- Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki for all models
- This NAGINATA CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED THROUGH UPS/FEDEX (Includes North America and Western Europe). Please consult the "Shipping & Delivery Information" page to check if the Naginata can be shipped to your country. All orders placed with a delivery address in any other country will be automatically cancelled.
Standard Shiai Naginata Specifications Model Standard Full size Full Length 220 cm 225 cm Blade Length 50 cm 50 cm Tsuka Diameter 18 mm x 24 mm 20 mm x 32 mm Weight Red Oak: 650 g ~ 700 g
White Oak: 700 g ~ 750 g
Red Oak: 700 g ~ 750 g
White Oak: 750 g ~ 800 g
* Weapons are all handmade, therefore color and weight vary from one weapon to another.
About Naginata Practice:
Naginata is still practiced is many Koryu, dedicated to Naginata itself, such as Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata Jutsu and Tendo Ryu Naginata Jutsu, but also in schools just as part of the curriculum like in Katori Shinto Ryu, Hokushin Itto Ryu or at the Bujinkan (Ninjutsu). The shapes vary greatly from one school to another, but the All Japan Naginata Federation gather some of the schools (mainly Tendo Ryu and Jiki Shinkage Ryu) and organizes events and competitions. Competitions are split in 2 different components, the Shai or competitions, that are practiced with the Naginata presented here, and the Kata which is practiced with a Kata Naginata that we also offer.