Hickory Bo Staff 1,1/4" Width 72" Untapered. Laminated. Hardwood. For Martial Arts, Karate, Hiking (Please see description for this finished staff. Discounted)
The Bo Staff is a traditional Okinawan martial arts training tool used in Kobudo style systems. These staffs are 72". These particular staffs have a constant 1 1/4" in diameter through out its length. Making them heavy enough for all uses.
Hickory is the hardest available North American Hardwood, and is the best wood for martial arts weapons. In particular these staffs are made from beautiful southern shagbark hickory which is amongst the strongest hickory species and is cherished for its impact qualities.
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 particular finished staff has two sections where the grain is not ideally straight. Due to the thickness of the staff, these sections do not substantially reduce its strength, however for the heaviest uses I would not recommend it for contact to be safe. There are two such sections and I have included pictures of both these spots at the end. This is an excellent heavy staff still appropriate for most uses. Even so I have reduced the price 10 dollars total. 5 dollars for each section of wavy grain to a price of 77$. There is also a dark grain line section at one section as shown in the picture. These features are very common in hickory and in no way affects the performance or strength. It is shown in the pictures as well.
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.
The shipping cost for full length Bo Staffs 60” and higher is $31.95. We ship UPS priority. Tracking is included. For multiple staffs we combine shipping costs in one package.
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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.