I am not the only person referring to this kind of bachi as “panda bachi” although it is not the official name for it. Whatever you call it, I think it’s a fantastic alternative to a full bekko bachi, because it is so much more affordable and also uses smaller amounts of bekko while still yielding the bekko sound. I also like the look of it!
The blade of this panda bachi is sturdy and the tips are nice and firm. This bachi is used and has some insect damage. There’s a certain kind of bug that likes to gnaw on this kind of bachi. Those spots are small enough that they will not be noticed when playing. There’s also some matted surface spots on the plastic parts of the bachi (see pictures). The bekko corners have cute light spots and look really pretty. The corners show very slight signs of use but are still very pointy.
With a weight of 108 g, this bachi is very lightweight.
This type of bachi is usually used for Minyo style, but can also be found among Nagauta players.
- weight: 108 g
- blade: 9,9 cm
- length: 19,5 cm
- hilt width (bottom end): 25,5 mm
- hilt height (bottom end): 25 mm