This listing is for Hickory/Ipe Deluxe handmade Wooden Long Jo or a Short Bo Staff. This is an upgrade to a common bamboo or rattan staff. The Jo Staff is a traditional Okinawan wooden self defense weapon used in Kobudo style martial arts. These particular staffs are 60 inches in length which is a standard length for jo staffs. These staffs have a constant diameter of 1,1/8" throughout its length making it very appropriate for heavy uses.
The materials consist of beautiful hickory on either side and an extremely heavy darker ipe wood down the center for added straitness and beauty and weight. Hickory is the heaviest available indigenous north american wood. Ipe wood is twice as hard as ipe on the wood hardness scale. The laminations of the various woods increases the strength of the wood by having the grain structures reinforce one another.
This jo staff is recommended for all possible dojo uses as it is stronger then even solid hickory. It combines the best impact qualities of hickory with the extra heft and weight from of ipe in the center of the staff. It is about the toughest available and this combination of woods, and is a beautiful and functional combination. They are the highest quality staffs I mak. They are amazing for any use including kata, dojo use, and tournament use due to its inherent beauty.
Hickory can come in lighter tan sapwood colors, light brown or darker brown heartwood, or sometimes a mixture of both dark and light on the same stick called 'calico hickory'. These variations are aesthetic only and do not affect the integrity of the wood at all.
It is finished with several coats of Linseed and Beeswax oil, which gives it a permanent shine and protective layer while allowing the users hands to slip effortlessly up and down the staff, which is required for proper technique.
*Most of our items are made to order so please allow 1-2 weeks for completion. If you are buying more then 4 items, I would suggest please contacting by our e-mail below first to confirm the availability of supplies and delivery time for you.
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If you would like a custom size please use the custom re-size listing where you can select a shorter size to cut and refinish your staff. If you are ordering multiple staffs please just leave a note upon purchase as to which size to cut and finish which staff. Custom size link.
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DISCLAIMER: The user assumes and accepts any and all risks and responsibilities in handling any purchased 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.