Custom Tonfa, hand made made by Seaholme Woodworks
Available in a variety of wood species, each pair of tonfa are custom made to order and so will be built using your specific measurements. The body length is dependent on the length of your forearm, and the handle is made to you palm width.
Amongst all kobudo weapons, custom tonfa are probably the most important to have made specifically for each user as a handle that is too big or small can make it very difficult to control when executing rotations. Please see the information on the tonfa measurements page for details on which measurements are needed for tonfa to be ordered.
I join the handle to the body using a hidden joint – the ‘Foxtail Mortice & Tenon’, which may differ to other tonfa you have used in the past, however this is my preferred method of construction. This allows a greater flexibilty in shapes of the tonfa body, however I recommend only having round tonfa as this is the most efficient and robust profile for contact kume training.