OAR (EKU) hand-made in Canada, white ash 5' 6
OAR (EKU) hand-made in Canada, Okinawan style, white ash. 5' 6" / approx. 168 cm.The weight of wooden weapons made of white ash is approx. 30% less than the ones made of red oak. Hand-made by the Mennonite Community (well know for there quality of craftsmanship). The oar is varathaned and the handle is just stained so that it slides nicely through the hands yet it looks great on the oar portion.
OAR (EKU) KAMIKAZE PROFESSIONAL KOBUDO, hand-made, oak hard wood aprox. 5' 4
OAR (EKU, EIKU) KAMIKAZE PROFESSIONAL KOBUDO, hand-made, oak hard wood. 163 cm / approx. 5' 4". Processed with impregnation wood preservative and insecticide varnish, that doesn't not leave a film onto the wood. As a result, the wood is free for moving without cracks and pealing and it doesn't stick on the hands and has a velvet touch. Dimensions: Width 8,6 cm. Length 163 cm. Handle diameter is approx. 2,9 cm.The Okinawan style of oar is called an eku (this actually refers to the local wood most commonly used for oars), eiku, iyeku, or ieku. Noteworthy hallmarks are the slight point at the tip, curve to one side of the paddle and a roof-like ridge along the other. One of the basic moves for this weapon utilizes the fact that a fisherman fighting on the beach would be able to fling sand at an opponent. While not having the length, and therefore reach, of the bo, the rather sharp edges can inflict more penetrating damage when wielded properly. Eku techniques are the same as those of the ...