Solid Ipe Hanbo Staff 1" Width Exotic Heavy Wood. For Karate.
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This listing is for solid Ipe Hanbo Staffs. The Hanbo Staff, Half Staff or Short Staff is a traditional Okinawan training tool used in the art of Kobudo style martial arts. Ipe is very hard exotic heavy wood, making these hanbo have a very heavy feel. The traditional length for a hanbo staff is 36", This listing has several lengths available. Including 42" which is a cross between the feel of a jo staff and a hanbo. All the staffs here have a constant diameter of 1 inch.
Ipe comes to twice as hard on the janka hardness scale as Hickory, making it able to resist denting more.. It is one of the hardest woods in the world. It has an amazing smooth sturdy feel and beautiful heavy dark brown color.
These staffs are finished with several coats of Traditional Linseed oil, which is preferred in the Martial Arts due to its smooth feel, while still maintaining the ability for a firm grip. It is easy to reapply. They are sanded smooth, and the edges are slightly rounded.
The pictures shown are generic in nature, and the staff you receive will be unique. Several of the pictures are taken in the sun, which show as a lighter brown color, however ipe is a very dark wood, and in most lighting situations, it is extremely dark.
*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.
*If you do not need straight grain such as for hiking and solo uses please check out my discounted listing for ipe staffs. I usually have most sizes in stock.
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.