Here are a few things to consider before you order:
In general we try not to rush any order. Due to the nature of woodworking, it is always better to take your time and make sure it is done correctly. Rushing can cause accidents and poor quality products. With the cost of exotic woods, we try to take extra precaution. If this is an issue and you need your order completed by a certain date, contact us to see if it is possible before you order. We may or may not be able to make your item by the date depending on our current workload and the availability of the species of wood. In general it takes 3-4 weeks for a typical order; however, some orders can take up to 6 weeks or more depending on circumstances. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us before you order. We try to stay in communication throughout the process of your order, but generally will not contact you unless there are issues. USPS will email your tracking number, once your item ships.
Some species of wood can take a while for us to acquire. Exotic woods are named exotic because they are exotic and rare. This is also the reason the price is higher for them. We believe in what we are selling, the uniqueness of a training weapon that is truly one of a kind. We have been adding woods to our database so that you can create something that is beautiful as well as functional. We also only purchase from responsible environmentally friendly suppliers.
Wood is not plastic or metal; there can be small blemishes or flaws. We hand select every piece of wood to find the best pieces we can. No piece will ever be perfect, at least to our high standards. You can rest assure that if you find a small flaw in the wood, we didn’t think it would be a problem or believed it added character to the item. Sometimes knots can add to the beauty of a piece of wood, other times they will weaken the wood and cause a potential break. This is why it is important to hand-select each piece of wood.
We have expanded our wood database to all different varieties of woods that were previously unavailable. Some of these we do not have in stock and will have to make a special order to our supplier to purchase. This adds time to your order. If we have the wood in stock it can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your order. If you want to know if we have a wood in stock send us an email and ask.
If you are ordering a jo staff that is over 40 inches long, we recommend laminating it. Even kiln dried lumber can warp due to humidity fluctuations. By laminating the wood, you help prevent warping by crossing the grains when the wood is glued together. There will be articles soon to come about drying wood and laminating in the Articles section of this website. Our Jo staffs are hand finished using homemade tools and scrapers. The diameter of the staff may vary slightly depending on the staff and how much we need to sand it. Please keep this in mind when ordering.
Lignum Vitae (Argentine) is a popular wood that we sell. We currently do have it in stock!
Our 100% satisfaction guarantee is to provide you with security for purchasing online. If you do not like your item simply return it and we will fix it to your liking. Click here for more info on the guarantee.
Must be 18 to order. These are training weapons, please use your discretion when training.