Three projects in front of me. After some months, I am finally getting to the finishing stages on my second reverse-taper bo. This one (far left) is made from two pieces of blood wood laminated together. The wood is heavy and dense and should make for a beautiful weapon. Once oiled it will be a deep dark reddish color as the wood’s name suggests.
The other two bo have been in a student’s closet, or garage, or attic, for longer than anyone can remember. The goal is to see if there is still life in these “old timers.” Once I get them scraped, sanded and oiled, I will know if they re useable as is. And, if they aren’t, I may cut them down to start life over as shorter weapons.