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GT-TC (GRAIN THEORY x TORIBA COFFEE)

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  • Image of GT-TC  (GRAIN THEORY x TORIBA COFFEE)
  • Image of GT-TC  (GRAIN THEORY x TORIBA COFFEE)

Previously available exclusively in the Toriba store in Ginza Tokyo. We were lucky to have the opportunity to get a very small batch of each for our shop.

The GT-TC is new from the ground up. New ken shape, designs, and collaboration.

-The shape
Designed by the GT Team through multiple prototypes, google chat meetings, and countless notes. Everyone had a hand in this ken. Inspired by the GT-BH the shoulders are wide and ready for birds, slings, and stalls. The sword slip stop has been raised to bring the center of gravity closer to the middle as well as assisting with under birds. The extended swoop provides a new look as well as more thumb room for flips and juggles. The cups have been boosted all around for balance tricks.

-The Design
Toriba coffee has the tradition of naming their coffee blends after music styles. Deep house, Acid house, and New Latin quarter tune. All 3 with their own flavors and styles. Head project designer Damon Kirchmeier worked together with creative director Jake Wiens on creating 3 unique kendamas that resonated with these blends of coffee. Bright and light Acid House was represented with classic yellow smile face, deep and hypnotic Deep House was represented with blue dj headphones, and passionate and energetic New Latin Quarter Tune is represented with the 6 red guitar strings. The tama also features the TORIBA text laser repeated around the bevel. This adds tracking as well as an advanced bevel break in period.

Each GT-TC includes a new GT-TC special dama bag with pocket and draw string.