jpenjunkie 2 weeks ago
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 Darker’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 it’s too powerful and doesn’t give me the control my Darker 25 AL provides. I’m using Fastarc G-1 in 1.8mm right now, seems a perfect match for this blade. Purchased blade from Iruiru. Highly recommended!