The Prefect is our newest shape. Designed for modern competitive play, it "fits in the box", so you can use it at any major contest. Hand-turned in our Vancouver workshop, this is a luxury kendama without rival. Only one piece has been produced, and I find ziricote is rather unenjoyable to work with, so this will likely be the one and only ziricote/bocote kendama available from us in the foreseeable future.
Ziricote is used for the ken, it is a very unique wood species, that is native to Central and South America. It is very hard and dense wood that is as rare as it is beautiful, and notably, the sort of 'landscaped' end-grain figuring that Ziricote is well-known for is visible in the cups.
Bocote is used for the tama, it is a relative of Ziricote, and as such it is also native to Central and South America. It is also very hard and dense, making this one of the heaviest tamas we've ever produced. The highly contrasted woodgrain will make this tama stand out above any other in your collection.
Modernized cup sizes
Tama burn for spike tracking
Sharp edges to lock stall tricks
Holographic tamper-evident seal
Highly polished finish: Slick, but Beautiful
Bearing bead string pack for reduced tangle
Custom hand-sewn carrying bag
Weight: Ken 116.7 g / Tama 146.7 g
Ken height: 16.9 cm
Tama diameter: 6.3 cm
Each Handturned Terra is numbered, hidden under the sarado.
Each Prefect comes packaged in a hand-sewn drawstring carrying bag. Kendama comes unstrung and includes ID card, string, bearing bead, string tool. Stickers included with every order.
'Prefect' means 'head of it's class'. We chose this name because we think this is the best dama we've made yet, we hope you'll agree.