This listing is for a Purpleheart Wooden Hanbo Staff. This is an upgrade to a common bamboo or rattan staff. The Hanbo Staff or half staff is a traditional Okinawan wooden self defense weapon used in Kobudo style martial arts. These particular staffs are 36 inches in length. These staffs have a constant diameter of 1" throughout its length. 1" Is the standard thickness for a martial arts staff, and is excellent for kata and demonstration.
The materials consist of purpleheart wood which is one of the most beautiful exotic woods. Its hardness is comparable to hickory and has a beautiful natural dark purple color. The laminations of the woods increases the strength of the wood by having the grain structures reinforce one another.
It is finished with several coats of Linseed and Beeswax oil, which causes the purpleheart to have a rich dark purple color. The oil gives it a permanent shine while allowing the users hands to slip effortlessly up and down the staff, which is required for proper technique.
*These particular staffs are more lightweight then normal for Purpleheart. For this reason they would make excellent demonstration staffs, or tournament staffs due to their speed and beauty. I do not recommend these for contact.
*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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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.