Customizable White Oak Tonfa Pair (Read description for fitting instructions)
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These are customizable solid white oak Tonfa with a traditional Okinawa style build. The material of solid White oak is probably the most well rounded popular wood for tonfa due to the hardness of the tonfa and its balanced attributes of reasonable weight, strength, and speed in use. These tonfa has a length of 19.5 inches and the handle length (from the base to the thinnest point) is 3.5 or 3 3/8 inches. The grip head at the top is gently sloped up for maximum comfort and stability of grip coming to a maximum diameter of 1.5 inches, which is very wide and makes it very easy to maintain a sturdy grip on the tools. Other spellings include tuifa and tunfa. They are the same.
White oak is a beautiful brown medium hardwood. Not to be confused with American red oak, which is much lighter and brittle and not suitable for martial arts weapons.
The handles are attached with a perfect fit deep inside the tonfa body making the construction extremely durable and strong.
Other dimensions and specs.
Weight: approximately 15 ounces per tonfa.
Distance from the front head, or forehead of the tonfa to the center of the handle: 5,1/8"
Distance from the read head or back of the tonfa to center of handle: 14,3/8"
Handle distance from base to the handle pommel. This os the thinnest point of the handle. 3.375 or 3.5" These dimensions are used to fit the handle to your hand size.
Handle thickness at base: 1,3/16" Or 1,1/4 for the 3.3.75 handle tonfa.
Dimensions of the body at center: 1,3/8 by 1,3/8"
This is a pair of matching weight tonfas.
Fitting instructions for these particular tonfa. The way I have gently sloped the grip head makes more room for the hand, and in my opinion makes the grip far more comfortable and safer then other grip styles. The angle gives approximately 1/8 of an inch more room for one's hand width, so these particular handles of 3.5 inches would fit best someone with a hand width of 3 5/8 inches. And handles of 3.375 would best fit someone of a hand width of 3.5 inches. This will give you a grip that fits snugly with the base of your hand resting gently on the tonfa's top, and the grip head touching the top of your hand. If your hand is smaller then this size, there will be space between your grip and the tonfa body, which makes techniques unstable. Your hand width is measured by measuring the widest part of your palm from pointer side to pinky side NOT including the thumb. So basically the widest part of your hand near your four knuckles.
*The tops of the handles for the 3.375 handles are taller then the ones shown in the pictures. Which will be the way I will make them all in the future. I will include a picture of them once I am done finishing.
I have applied several coats of linseed oil to these tonfa as well.
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