||This Bo is excellent from tip through center to tip. The Purple Heartwood is warm and has a great balanced feel. As a weapons Champion myself I personally use this bo.
My Top Weapons Student "Master Pete Keko" just won the Masters division of 6th through 8th Degree Black Belts at the "Isshinryu Hall of Fame Tournament 07 - 2010" In Knoxville Tennessee Down Town Convention Center, billed as the largest gathering of Isshinryu competitors in the world.
I have used Shureido Bo's for many years until I found this Bo and this is by far the best Bo I have put in my hands. If you appreciate your weapon, you will love this Bo,.. it is a true work of art! 6' taper Purple heartwood!
Phil E. Little
Isshinryu Karate USA
United States Isshinryu Karate Association
World Head of Family Sokeship Council (Advisory Board)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]