There are various theories as to its origin, but as with the Tonfas, it is an agricultural tool converted into a Kobudo weapon. After the banning of the use of weapons by the peasants in 1609, and in the face of continuous attacks by the samurai, they began to use work tools for their defence. The purpose of this weapon is to weaken the irrational violence of the adversary or in the face of a multi-person attack and thus defuse the situation, not to voluntarily attack. This is the reason why Sosetsukon kata always begins with defence. There are various shapes, round, square or hexagonal, although the most popular is octagonal, like the one we have at Hajime Karate.
Handmade. Made of top quality beech wood. 30 mm diameter, the central stick measures 60 cm and the others 64 cm. Octagonal. Conical shape and dimensions of 35 cm long and 30 mm in diameter. With rope. Ideal for Kata and contact. Sanded by hand and applied a layer of flax oil. Sold as a pair.