How to make a shinai

Traditional model   Fukuro Shinai Materials Moccasin suede (a half-hide of leather has enough material to make four shinai).  If you can’t find leather, 40oz+ heavyweight vinyl coated polyester tarp or marine upholstery can do a pretty nice job – just don’t settle for the lighter weights as they stretch. 3/16 inch leather hole punch (“hammer” […]