We stock the most popular competition style brands of kendamas, but below is a list of both current and historical models.
What are the differences?:The product descriptions have some details about the brands and colors.
- Emeska: Boutique model from Quebec.
- Hotaka: Quality clone, unusual colors.
- Jonen: Nice budget clone.
- KCN Battle: Excellent clone from China; its sibling KCN Pro is made in a different wood, with a different type of paint.
- KC Winner: Excellent clone from China.
- Mugen: Legendary quality, discontinued. The Kotobuki subbrand was a Mugen with gold sparkles in the paint.
- Oozora: The only currently manufactured JKA certified model made in Japan.
- Shin Fuji: Predecessor of the Oozora, the product passed to another company that still makes it. Rokurosen was a variation of Shin Fuji with latitudinal lines.
- Shin Sakura: Discontinued JKA certified model, successor to the Sakura.
- TK16 Master: High quality JKA model.
- Yari: Premium wood clone, nice paint.
Of currently produced models, the Oozora and the TK16 Master and TK Junior include a spare string. The Premium Hardwoods, Shin Fuji, and Taiyo don't. The old Mugen had a spare string, the Shin Sakura didn't. This is up to what the manufacturers include in the package. Spare strings and beads can be purchased separately.