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Staff - Laminated Hickory - Round 1.25" x 72" (6ft)
Staff - Laminated Hickory - Round 1.25" x 72" (6ft)

Price: $42.25

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This series of staves are made with 2 layers of impact grade hickory
laminated together to form a strong, straight and defect free staff.  
This is the best wood possible for martial arts use. The hickory is
strong, yet it is flexible to not be brittle when struck against other
equipment.  We hand oil at least 2 coat of a boiled linseed/mineral
spirits mixture.
2 layers of Impact Grade Hickory. Hand rubbed finish in Boiled Linseed Oil for durability

A 6 ft (1.8 m) bō is sometimes called a rokushakubō (六尺棒: ろくしゃくぼう). This name derives from the Japanese words roku (六: ろく), meaning "six"; shaku (尺: しゃく); and bō. Shaku is a Japanese measurement equivalent to 30.3 centimeters (0.994 ft). Thus, rokushakubō refers to a staff about 6-shaku (1.82 m; 5.96 feet) long. This thickness allows the user to make a tight fist around it in order to block and counter an attack. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/ Hanbōjutsu, the art of wielding the hanbō, is a focus in several martial arts including the Kukishin-ryū koryū classical school of martial arts, and Kukishinden-ryū, one of the nine schools of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Part of the importance in using this length is that it is approximately that of a walking cane. Although techniques with a cane in this ryū-ha utilize pulling or hooking and possess one rounded end, that they invariably function the same as a hanbō in all other respects. The hanbō can be used as a means of striking, restraining or even throwing someone. It is useful to know because sticks are abundant and can be picked up if attacked. Masaaki Hatsumi says that one who wishes to be a swordsman should first master hanbō techniques, since it can be held and utilized in a similar fashion to a Japanese sword (but without the cutting edge). When utilized properly (parrying by deflecting the sword by striking the flat parts of the blade), it was more than capable of defeating a katana.

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5 of 5 August 5, 2019
Reviewer: Brian Runge  

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5 of 5 Review of experience with Purpleheart Armory July 23, 2019
Reviewer: Gary Linklater from Middletown, CT United States  
I recently purchased a Laminated Hickory 6 foot Bo. Using the Chat, I spoke with CD and submitted a request for special work to be done to my Bo. I needed a shaft for a spear I was building.  CD agreed to cut a 3 degree taper on each end. The Bo arrived in perfect condition and the tapers fit my spear tip and end piece. Thank you for listening to my needs and getting things right the first time and in a reasonable amount of time.

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5 of 5 Satisfied Customer January 29, 2019
Reviewer: Shane from ON Canada  
Super happy with my staff, solid and well balanced and just the right weight.

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5 of 5 The power of hickory staffs exceeded my expectatio October 4, 2018
Reviewer: Haozhu Wang from West Babylon, NY United States  
As a Chinese MA practitioner it’s my first time training with hickory staffs and the power of the staffs exceeded my expectations. The weight of the laminated staffs give it a hefty, sword like feel, and it can stand up to destructive tests as well. I was able to smash black walnuts into bits, even with short range strikes.

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5 of 5 September 15, 2018
Reviewer: yaniv cohen from hadera, haifa Israel  
Great staff, great team, perfactly match

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