Custom Kobudo is owned by David Rive from Stouffville, Ontario. David is a retired software executive and also a retired Canadian Army Reserve officer. For the last 14 years he has trained with Northern Karate Schools. David particularly enjoys kobudo, and also helping teach junior students in the dojo. David has always enjoyed woodworking and is a graduate of the cabinetmaking program at Humber College in Toronto. NOTE: Our prices are in Canadian dollars. We do not charge HST.
Serious martial artists prefer to use quality gear that is sized for them. These weapons are made to your personal requirements, and hand crafted from the finest grades of hardwood available, in the traditional Okinawan style. Delivery is within 30 days – because these are personalized weapons, we do not maintain inventory. Weapons can be engraved with your initials at no charge.
We guarantee your complete satisfaction. If our weapon fails to meet your expectations, please return it prior to heavy use, for replacement, revision, or refund of your purchase price. WEAR AND TEAR: Normal denting may occur in the wood surface during training - this is not covered. If the grip of a tonfa ever becomes loosened, we will repair at no charge.
Please send us your requirements. Tell us your preferred length in inches or centimeters, and whether you want a round or octagonal bo. Standard diameter is one inch. Let us know if you have very small hands - we can reduce the diameter for you. Note that we do not taper the ends of our bos. Your initials can be stamped into the end of the bo.
This is a round white oak bo.
This is an octogonal purpleheart bo. Purpleheart is a very dense and strong wood. It is the heaviest bo we make.
Made in the traditional Okinawan style, this Eku is finely balanced for easy handling. Please send us your desired length by Facebook Messenger. The standard length is the distance from the floor to your mouth.
Red oak is our standard eku. A strong bo for every day use.
A luxurious "presentation grade" wood, walnut is a light weight wood, recommended for performance only.
Based on traditional Okinawan designs, these tonfa can be ordered with either round or square bodies. The standard wood is white oak. For those who prefer a little more weight and durability, purpleheart is the wood of choice. Tonfa are sized to your exact measurements - grasp a broom handle in one hand. Now measure the distance from the point of your bent elbow to the broom handle. This is “Length”. Now measure the height of your fist holding the broom handle. This is “Height”.
White oak is the traditional Okinawan wood for kobudo weapons.
This design combines white oak and purpleheart, for those who prefer the very traditional "square" tonfa shape.
For the strongest possible tonfa, choose this wood. Note that these tonfa are not lightweight.
These weapons combine a polished stainless steel blade with traditional oak handles.
NOTE: For training safety, these blades are not sharpened.
Made from fine red oak or black walnut, this compact rack is perfect for home use. It will hold up to 9 long weapons and 6 short weapons. For black walnut, add $20.
This rack, also in either red oak or black walnut, will hold up to 14 long weapons and 8 short weapons. For black walnut, add $25.
We do custom woodworking for dojos. Call or write with your requirements.
We want to hear from you! If you have questions about our weapons, shipping costs, or custom work and volume discounts available for recognized martial arts schools, give us a call during business hours. Alternatively, send us an email message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.