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Kuboton question?

Postby KSDbass » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:42 pm

Ok, first, how big are these things? I'm looking for one about 4 inches around, and 5-7 inches long. Are they all this size, or does it vary from one to another?
edit: I'm looking at the Cold Steel Koga SD 1 series, but since I'm not really crazy about buying from Cold Steel, is there one around the same size and shape?
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Postby Dr. Snubnose » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:27 pm

Kubotan: Can be had in a variety of sizes...The best ones are around 6" and made from Aircraft Aluminum with a big hole thru it for a ring (for your keys) this has the advantage over the Cold Steel one as the keys can then be used as a flail....do a serach on the web you can find them all over the place... If you have any more questions about them just send me a PM....Doc :D
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Postby KSDbass » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:54 pm

Thanks Doc, I might shoot you a PM a little later if I end up having any questions.
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Cold steel Koga

Postby UK KEN » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:37 am

KSDbass

The Cold Steel Koga is more what I would call a Yawara stick I think of the Kubotan as being much less thick and shorter, though they can be all sizes. :D I have used a Cold Steel Koga for some years now and can recommend them. They will take all kinds of abuse and as the Doc says can easily be drilled to take a key ring (Large)!

In the UK our laws are very restrictive where carrying weapons of defense is concerned. Good substitutes are small torches,(flashlights), and even large magic markers!

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Postby zenheretic » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:48 am

UK KEN wrote:In the UK our laws are very restrictive where carrying weapons of defense is concerned. Good substitutes are small torches,(flashlights), and even large magic markers!

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:eek: Imagine my horror when I learned those crazy Brits were allowed to run around with tactical black magic markers! :eek:



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Postby 224477 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:48 am

Coldsteels kubotan look more like "things" for sexual activities... :rolleyes:
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Postby UK KEN » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:52 am

[quote="zenheretic"] :eek: Imagine my horror when I learned those crazy Brits were allowed to run around with tactical black magic markers! :eek:



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Postby argyll » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:00 pm

Those are some nice looking eskrima sticks (the speckled ones). Do you remember where you got them?

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Eskrima sticks

Postby UK KEN » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:23 pm

argyll wrote:Those are some nice looking eskrima sticks (the speckled ones). Do you remember where you got them?

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Yes, indeed the Eskrima/Jo staffs came from Playwell.

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They feel great in the hand! :) I hope that this helps. :)

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Postby severedthumbs » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:16 pm

Rick Hinderer makes a really nice Kubaton. check it out.

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Postby stonyman » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:03 am

Cold Steel's Koga is good stuff. They now have the smaller koga 2. kubaton's koga's, just do a search or just p.m. Doc for a good perscription. Take care and God Bless You All.

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Postby Dr. Snubnose » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:40 am

argyll wrote:Those are some nice looking eskrima sticks (the speckled ones). Do you remember where you got them?

Best regards,

Argyll
Always opt for Rattan that still has the outer skin on them...ones where it is removed are weaker and won't hold up to the constant riggors of stick hitting stick ....be careful...some spotted rattan (to simulate natural burn marks that occur at high speed sparring) are nothing more than a painted spot on de-skinned rattan to make it look good...in the past these sticks have only been functional for a couple of hours of stick training before starting to unravel and fall apart or crack....Doc :D
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Postby KSDbass » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:44 am

Thanks everybody, I should have a new kuboton soon.
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Postby peacefuljeffrey » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:30 pm

A standard sized kubotan is 5.5" long and .5" in width.

Several years ago I ordered a number of kubotans on the internet, I believe it was from SUPERFOOTS.com (Remember Bill Superfoot Wallace from the '80s? He was a bad guy in some Chuck Norris films, and used to sell a stretching rack for martial artists.)

The prices were good, something like $3 or so for each. These had the "pointed" ends, anodized in several colors. I have a deep blue one on my keychain at this moment.

If I may, I have information about a source for some cool stuff. Please, if this runs afoul of any forum rules, I will remove it, but I think it serves the membership here and I have no affiliation with the man other than as a satisfied customer:

I recommend a guy whose username is "lcranston" (that's LIMAcranston) at EDCforums... Get in touch with him there, he machines titanium kubotans, and koppos as well. When he's able to get the materials at a reasonable price, that is. I bought a titanium kubotan from him for $45 shipped. I think he gets $55 for square koppos. I also bought a pair of anodized, VERY nicely crafted titanium CHOPSTICKS from him for $55. I have to recommend the guy. His name is Lamont, and he's very friendly and accommodating.
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