Bamboo more is known as a core material and still widely in use.
Fiberglass has a different set of properties and makes up around 90% of our orders.
The biggest difference lies in weight. Fiberglass cores are about twice as heavy as bamboo.
This gives the training a more martial component:
You need to move your whole body in order to move the weapon, not just your wrist.
Getting hit by a fiberglass weapon does pack a punch. If you get hit, it's ok, but you will hear the bell :-).
Just remind yourself of the weight a Katana holds, or a Bo made from solid wood. This illustrates the point of using a good Soft Weapon with its own weight.
- measuring and marking for core and insulation
- sawing, deburring
- preparing the core, furnishing fiberglass with structure
- preparing the core, filing down bamboo, handling the surface
- carefully joining cores
- trimming silicone
- carefully affixing silicone
- closing off the core
- compacting the core
- reducing the gripping part of the bladed weapons
- measuring and cutting artifical leather
- preparing the hide
- finishing preparing the hide, letting it dry for 1 day
- glue the hide to the weapon, let dry for 1 day
We offer smooth and rough artificial leather in a variety of colors!
If you don't find your colors, please ask.
All colours cost the same, except gold, which costs 15-20 € more.
We also carry pink, which goes great with a black handle.