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Deluxe White Oak Cross Training Hanbo

Deluxe White Oak Cross Training Hanbo

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Product Code: 012-238
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Made of Genuine Japanese White Oak, this Hanbo (literally meaning "Half-stick" in Japanese) will allow strong contact and is perfect for cross training! The length and weight are similar to the weapons used in many systems of stick fighting and defense arts, however, the cross-section is the same as used in our best-selling Bokken range, allowing this innovative new training tool to be used for blade-based techniques too!
Perfect for those looking to train with in both stick techniques and blade techniques - All in the same weapon!
Can be used individually or as a pair.

What is Japanese White Oak?

The White Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called 'Shirogashi', greatly differs from the White Oak Wood referred to when speaking about North American Bokken.
While the North American Oak and Japanese Oak are related, the Japanese White Oak tree is evergreen, due to this it does not have a conspicuous open grain like the American White and Red Oak.
The open grain structure, of the American Oak wood produces soft areas which are more prone to impact damage.
Shirogashi on the other hand has a structure that is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and has better impact strength than American Oaks.
Compared to Akagashi the Shirogashi has denser grains which also makes it slightly heavier and more preferable as material for Bokken.
Because of the durability and weight of Shirogashi, it's widely regarded as great material for making high quality Bokken and Jo.
  • Made of high quality Japanese White Oak
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan
  • Total length: 91cm (approx. 35.8")
  • Diameter: 35mm x 25mm
  • Weight: Approx. 620 grams

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Hanbo, shirogashi white oak September 24, 2018
Reviewer: Philip Tyink from Holland, Michigan United States  
The 35.8 " 1.367lb., 25x35mm hanbo arrived in perfect condition. Packing was excellent. Workmanship very impressive. Oval shape with 3
flats on one side makes an impressive walking stick
and training tool. A rubber 1.25" crutch tip fits nicely. Wood was as described hard and tight grained. A perfect straight stick. Great value.

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5 of 5 Excellent! July 23, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Brighton, Massachusetts United States  
Very sturdy and hard hanbo made of solid white oak.  Also it's shaped nicely with corner edges on one side in when you want that extra bite for joint manipulations!  The company shipped it over very fast and no hassles.  Very happy with the purchase!

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5 of 5 January 29, 2018
Reviewer: Craig Abrahams from Cape Town, Western cape South Africa  

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Cross Training Hanbo April 11, 2016
Reviewer: James from Brunswick , VIC Australia  
This a fantastic thing, neither here nor there but amazing in it's versatility. I couldn't recommend getting one highly enough due to it's ease of use, top quality craftsmanship and general fun appeal.

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