Hickory Bo Staff 1,1/4" Width 72" Tapered. Laminated. Hardwood. For Martial Arts, Karate, Hiking (Please read description for features of this finished Staff Slightly Discounted)
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This is a 72" heavy duty handmade Hickory Wooden Bo Staff. The Bo Staff is a traditional Okinawan self defense weapon used in Kobudo style martial arts such as karate or Aikido. This particular staff is 1.25" in diameter. They are tapered to approximately 15/16"at the tips.
As the tapered version varies thickness towards the ends this allows for more speed and maneuverability in kata and technique. I recommend for kobudo and contact as their weight thickness, maneuverability and material make these the perfect companion for such dojo uses. However, they are also ideal for home and practice use.
The materials consist of laminated hickory. 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.
The lamination of two pieces of hickory also makes this staff 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 over time as it will resist warping more then solid hardwood.
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.
*This staff has a feature that makes it very unique. It has a very rare asthetic compression marks on the wood. These marks happen in a diagonal pattern and are called Chrysal marks. They are places in the wood where the water was squeezed inside the tree leaving reddish looking chris cross like veins. They are not fractures and the grain is perfectly straight and intact making these marks purely asthetic. There is also a very tiny pin knot area that can not be felt. I have reduced the price from 107 to 102 dollars for this small area. This is a full contact staff and can handle any martial arts use. I have included a picture as the last picture in the set. The others are generic pictures.
The shipping cost for full length Bo Staffs and higher is $31.95. We ship UPS ground. Tracking is included. For multiple staffs we combine shipping costs in one package.
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.