Jo Staff 1,1/4" 54" Laminated Hickory Hardwood. Quarterstaff Karate/Aikido/Kobudo/Quarterstaff/Reenactment/hiking staff
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The Jo Staff is a traditional Okinawan training tool used in Kobudo style martial arts. These particular staffs are 54" inch long Hickory Wood Staffs. These particular staffs have a constant 1 1/4" in diameter through out its length. Making them heavy enough for all practical uses.
Hickory is the hardest available North American Hardwood, and is excellent for all uses. In particular these staffs are made from beautiful southern shagbark hickory which is amongst the strongest hickory species.
These staffs are made from two laminations or pieces of hickory. The different laminations of wood make these staffs stronger as the different grain orientations reinforce each other, and the glue joint is permanent and stronger then the actual grain of the wood itself. The lamination also serves the purpose of keeping the wood straight, and it will resist warping more then solid hardwood.
This staff excellent for all heavy uses.
Hickory comes in two colors. Light sapwood, and light brown to darker brown heartwood. Some staffs have different colors of hickory laminated together. This is called Calico Hickory, and you commonly see it in hard wood hickory floors for extra beauty. As each staff is completely unique, the colors and patterns in the wood is different for each staff. The differences in color is purely aesthetic in nature.
Each staff is finished with several coats of Linseed and Beeswax oil and sanded to a fine finish, which gives it a permanent shine and and amazing feel in the which allows the hands to slip effortlessly up and down the staff.
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DISCLAIMER: The user assumes and accepts any and all risks and responsibilities in handling any purchased karate staffs. To maximize safety please adhere to each of the following rules. -ALWAYS inspect each staff carefully, before and after each use. -ALWAYS use proper safety equipment and precautions when handling any staff with regards to yourself and others. -ALWAYS administer proper care and diligence in storing and maintaining your staff.