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Staff - Laminated Hickory - Round Bo 1.25" x 92" (7'8")
Staff - Laminated Hickory - Round Bo 1.25" x 92" (7'8")


 
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Effective 1/2018 UPS is imposing a significant charge on 8' length. So we will only offer 7'8" staves.

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Features
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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Nice Work February 28, 2019
Reviewer: Lee from California  
Purpleheart Armoury was recommended to me by someone into martial arts.  The staff didn't disappoint and the quality was tops.  It was a gift to a very happy grandson.

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Round Hickory Staff August 23, 2018
Reviewer: David Jacobson from Felton, CA United States  
It's honestly perfect. Christian even gave me suggestions for future oiling which has become a new fun hobby. Great people and AMAZING work.

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Excellent as Always June 15, 2017
Reviewer: Edward Shattuck from East Syracuse, NY United States  
Just received 60" and 8' quarterstaff and they are perfect. Christian is a very talented artist.

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Exactly what I was looking for! April 22, 2016
Reviewer: Phillip from Clarksville, TN United States  
I bought this item to start learning and training with a quarterstaff. It arrived perfectly straight with nice straight grains and the lamination was done perfectly. Excellent staff, I will definitely be buying a few more for friends.

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