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


 
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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.


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 Solid January 17, 2022
Reviewer: Rose from FL United States  
Just a good, solid pole. It’s been sanded, so don’t worry about splinters.

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5 of 5 Bo practitioners this is what you are looking for December 10, 2021
Reviewer: Martin from Boston  
I was having trouble finding a heavy oak 6' bo for solo and partner kobudo practice. Apparently there's a shortage, and some companies are selling soft woods like pine in place of good hard woods. This hazel staff fit the bill. It's a nice, heavy wood, and the staff is smooth and straight. Should be good for kata and clashing bo's with a partner. This is what you are looking for.

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5 of 5 Great product Outstanding Customer Service October 29, 2021
Reviewer: Barry Lentz from Reading, PA United States  
I am not a Martial Artist.  I was for a 6ft stave or staff for hiking the Appalachian hills and trails but robust enough for self defense.  I decided Hickory was material of choice but all hiking sticks on-line were fancy and good for walking but not as a weapon.  
The staff arrived in about a week and a half and I asked for engraving and a rubber foot.  The engraving is excellent and the staff is perfect.  I don’t know where they get their wood from but I’ve never seen quality like that in PA.  Customer service repeatedly told me that “Hickory doesn’t like water” so I will put a few coats of poly on it.  (Ever leave a shovel or a rake outside all season? The wood gets discolored). All in all I am delighted with the company and the product.

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5 of 5 Staff review October 22, 2021
Reviewer: from ,  
A very solid construction and fun to use.  A perfect quarterstaff.

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5 of 5 Exactly what I hoped for July 28, 2021
Reviewer: Sue Fuller from Plymouth, IN United States  
The staff is perfect.  It's a great weight and thickness, and it arrived with no damage.  It's straight and sturdy.

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