jpenjunkie on 6/5/2019
My favorite blade. My square round version is 88g, and I prefer it over the BTY Senkoh-1 that I used for 3 yrs due to its wider dimensions (160 x 141), very similar feel and quality otherwise. This is Darkerâ€™s highest quality jpen in their beginner series (AL, GR, PI), and is slightly larger than the standard versions of their square and round blades.
This blade has a great soft touch on short shots and all the power I ever need when hitting. The 9mm thickness is perfect for me; I consider myself an advanced beginner and own a 10mm Hinoki blade also, however itâ€™s too powerful and doesnâ€™t give me the control my Darker 25 AL provides. Iâ€™m using Fastarc G-1 in 1.8mm right now, seems a perfect match for this blade. Purchased blade from Iruiru. Highly recommended!