Bachi tip protector


What is the purpose of the protector that slips over the tip of a bachi? Is it only to prevent the bachi blade from chipping? I’ve noticed that all of the ones I have seen are made of wood (or maybe bamboo?) and not something like rubber, which I would think you offer superior protection. I’m curious if they have some secondary function that requires a rigid material, like maybe preventing warpage.

Oh, and is there a real name for this? All I know to call it is a “bachi tip protector”! :blush:


Hi Chris! I think the protector is mainly useful for shipping or when it’s in transport, as it keeps the breakable edges completely covered and prevents it from bending. However, for general use it’s already quite safe in a bachi case. I never use it. :stuck_out_tongue: