Bo Made Of Rattan Engraved Wood 154 Cm

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Bo Made Of Rattan Engraved Wood 154 Cm

40641 Bo Made Of Rattan Engraved Wood 154 Cm

Fuji Mae NZ

$48.00 

 

  bō  or  kon  (Chinese term),   is a long staff  weapon  used in Okinawa and feudal Japan.   are typically around 1.8 m (5.9 ft) long and are now used in  Japanese martial arts , in particular  bōjutsu .
Related staff weapons are the  jo  which is 1.212 m (47.7 in) long and the  hanbo  (half bō) which is 60.6 cm (23.9 in) long
 
The bō is usually made with hard wood, such as red or white oak, although  bamboo  has been used. The bō may be tapered in that it can be thicker in the  center  ( chukon-bu ) than at the ends ( kontei )   and usually round or circular (maru-bo). Older bō were round (maru-bo), square (kaku-bo), hexagon  (rokkaku-bo) or octagon (hakkaku-bo).
The average size of a bō is 6  shaku  (around 6 ft (1.8 m)) but they can be a long as 9 ft (2.7 m) (kyu-shaku-bō) .
 
A 6 ft (1.8 m)  is sometimes called a rokushakubō . This name derives from the  Japanese  words roku, meaning "six";  shaku ; and 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.
 
The  is typically 3 cm (1.25 inch) thick, sometimes gradually tapering from the middle (chukon-bu) to 2 cm (0.75 inch)at the end (kontei). This thickness allows the user to make a tight fist around it in order to block and counter an attack.
 
In some cases for training purposes or for a different  style rattan  was used.  Some were inlaid or banded with strips of iron or other metals for extra strength.  
Bō  range  from heavy to light, from rigid to highly flexible, and from simple pieces of  wood  picked up from the side of the road to ornately decorated works of art.

 

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