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Martial Arts Weapons > Bo Staffs > Red Oak Eku Bo

Red Oak Eku Bo by KD Elite

Red Oak Eku Bo

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$49.95 each

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Uphold an Okinawan tradition
4.5 Star Rating (5 customer reviews)

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Product Description
    • 60" (5 foot) model
    • 3.5 inch width
    • Red oak construction
    • Triangular top edge

    The Eku (or Kai) Bo is a traditional part of Okinawan kobudo. Used in a culture heavily reliant on fishing, this boat oar could be transformed into a devastating weapon at a moment's notice.

    This Eku model is constructed out of high quality red oak. The handle is smooth and cylindrical, branching out into a flattened oar head. The top of the oar features a triangle point to enhance thrusting. The bo is well balanced to provide added momentum for topside attacks.

    Please Note: All of our weapons are intended for light practice and form training only. They are not made for live combat or repeated impact against hard surfaces.

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Red Oak Eku Bo

Quite satisfied. Excellent. Competed with it recently.  
by: Stealthfighter   
4/24/2015 10:51:48 AM
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I was expecting this to be a lot lighter. I'm used to heavy Bo's and am really pleased with the price, free shipping and quality... Guys, look at the price, its a no brainer!!  
by: rpeelo   
5/21/2014 1:02:07 PM
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I've been looking into ekus since I discovered they were the possible origin of the Zanbato
This is the only place I've found one, I plan on ordering and was curious as to how strong the wood used is.
I personally own a Bokken solid wood that is capable of smashing even plywood without a scratch.
Just curious as to a comparison to see what the limit of red oak is.  
by: NightThorn   
10/17/2013 5:51:12 PM
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I haven't pressure tested this item yet NightThorn. I'll have to keep you posted on that one.
by: okiken108    
10/18/2013 12:40:05 PM
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7/4/2013 5:18:21 AM
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Angled tip?

I cannot tell from either picture or description.. does this item have the angled tip?  
by: gyffes   
9/20/2012 11:29:44 PM
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Yes it does. This item features an angled head.
by: okiken108    
9/21/2012 2:48:47 PM
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nice but ligther than expected

I use to compete KOBUDO, and there are some rules about diameter length and weight, in this case i had to add some extra weight to get the desire weight (and of course official weight) it arrive on time and with nice finish.  
by: mariocompean   
5/26/2012 9:16:04 PM
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I would like to purchase an Eku (Kai Bo). I see that the only size offered by Karate Depot is 5' ie 60". I myself am only 5' tall, so I think the ideal size for me would be just a bit smaller, perhaps 4'6".
Does anybody know where I might be able to get a nice Eku of the appropriate size - or have a comment on the correct size for me? Thanks for any help.  
by: Tori   
3/5/2012 10:45:41 PM
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Hi Tori. unfortunately we can only offer two general sizes, 5' and 6'. For this particular item, you could cut the handle down and resand the edge so that it is more perfectly suited to your size.

If you'd like something built specially for you and your needs, you'll want to go to a private weapon maker like Crane Mountain - http://www.crane-mountain.com/.
by: okiken108    
3/7/2012 10:49:28 AM
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Red Oak Eku Bo

The Eku arrived on time and in good shape. Karate Depot did a great job, as usual. The eku itself was not terribly impressive. It does the job, of course, but the finish (i.e. sanding) was poor and the sizes they sell do not conform with what we believe to be the standard.Karate Depot sells 5 ft and 6 ft ekus. The standard is 5 ft 4" (160cm). So, I have to cut it down in a way that maintains the appropriate balance. Fortunately, I can do that, but it is annoying to have to.

Reference from Wikiped1a
Eku (sometimes spelled eiku or ieku) is an ancient weapon of Okinawan kobudo that originated from an oar, approximately 160 cm in length.   
by: Peter Hawtrey   
1/13/2012 10:31:12 AM
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Size: 5ft
Ships Immediately - 25 On Hand 
Size: 6ft
Ships Immediately - 50+ On Hand 
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