In the early days of Japanese public transportation, those handles were made of leather, hence the name “tsurikawa” which literally means “hang” (tsuri吊) and “leather” (kawa革). Although “tsurikawa” is the name commonly used, some people also call them “tsuriwa” (wa means ring).
Tsurikawas became a sign of rebellion. Members of the Bosozoku (Japan’s anti-establishment street gangs) would steal Tsurikawas and blatantly hang them off their car’s rear bumpers; ideally dragging them on the ground until they disintegrate. This obviously was illegal and by flaunting one in public on was a subtle way of giving the middle finger to society and official figures.
Choose from Black or Brown, Double sided etched premium perforated leather with a wooden engraved ring! Made right here at the BAM SHIFTS shop!
Great product, long wait times
Title really says it all. I’ve had multiple orders from here and there products are all high quality but the wait times are much longer than they advertise.
Great car accessories!!!
High quality & attention to detail
Not too heavy, super smooth when shifting
Awesome shift knob!
Super rad I love the new shift knob thanks!
Absolutely love the authenticity of the level of craftsmanship that went into the design of the shift knob. It has a good weight to it and I can smell traces of bamboo when I first held it. I would definitely recommend to anyone that wants a unique and quality item for their car