Nunchaku with a tapered octagon design shape. Our Nunchaku taper from 1 1/8″ inches to 7/8 inches. Tapered nunchaku not to as strong as the straight versions of the octagon nunchaku and are also lighter because they have less hardwood. While Tapered nunchaku are preferred by some users they can be harder to use than the straight cut nunchaku for forms and control. The tapered shape is also harder to make and are less available then other sizes and shapes.