Mono-ply Japanese penhold of super premium quality. Super premium mono-ply Kiso Hinoki penholder blade. Among the class HONMASA Kiso Hinoki woods which is already premium class wood, only top quality woods are selected for this "Special" version. KATANA SPECIAL boasts even more beautiful appearance and clearer sound then KATANA. Its rounded head and Japanese type handle is focused on speedy close to table offense/block strategy. Super quality Kiso Hinoki will provide great pleasure of table tennis. KATANA SPECIAL JP is suitable for both of close to table topspin with pimple-in rubber and classic fast attack with pimple out rubber. Made and approved in Japan.