U Swivel Chain Linked Nunchaku

U Swivel Chain Linked Nunchaku

We have been making nunchaku by hand for 20 years.  In that time the number one request has always been handmade u Swivel chain linked nunchaku.  To do it right, we had to go back in time and skip the cheap imported barely metal versions of this classic martial arts weapon. We are proud to present our  Tapered Octagon U Swivel  Chain linked Nunchaku.  Just like our woods, the metal and all the parts are 100% American made.  It’s tried and true design that gives smooth flow to the nunchaku.   We think they are the best chain nunchaku made today and we invite you check them out.  We have a number of different models in play at the moment.  The cocobolo’s are all one of a kind and will be re listed as they made.  We are giving the option to change the amount of chain links used and have a number of different hardwoods and lengths available.

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Specs:

  • Diameter: Tapered 1 1/8″ to 1″
  • U- Swivel & Chain:  High carbon steel  375 lb test 100% American made ( 5 links plus swivel spanning 4.5″ from base to base)
  • Overall Length: 12″
  • Weight approx  14 oz.

Nunchaku News May 2017

Nunchaku News May 2017

Moving all our Nunchaku to the three Rope Tie

The three rope tie method will be the norm for all nunchaku coming out of our store from May 2017 forward.  The 660 para cord colors are expanding too,  Summer 2017 will see reflective para cord and glow in the dark para cord available on the nunchaku and in re string packs.

New Exotic woods

The new woods available are just fantastic.  East India Rosewood is the first.  It’s similar to cocobolo, hard dense and dark in color.  Redheart is our second new wood, the grain pattern is as good as it gets, it’s a good middleweight nunchaku wood.  katalox is our new heavy.  Dark in color with interesting pulp patterns it’s dense and heavy.  

The main base woods will use, red oak and ash will still be available as well as these new exotic woods.  Later this summer we will be releasing some other new exotic woods that should make for some great looking nunchaku. 

Memorial Day Weekend:  Pre release New Chain linked Nunchaku

They have finally arrived.  The chain linked nunchaku in red oak.  The pre release started this week running through the holiday weekend to kick off summer.  We are excited and proud to finally offer one of the most requested versions of the nunchaku. The first sets will be from red oak and soon this summer we will be releasing the nunchaku in Red heart, rosewood and cocobolo

 

Curly Maple Sale

Curly Maple Nunchaku Sale

Curly Maple Nunchaku Sale

Curly Maple Nunchaku SaleWe will be continuing our curly maple nunchaku sale through the weekend!  Stop by the site to check out all the curly maple nunchaku we have in stock in various sizes.  This is the last of the curly maple stock and will not re visited until early Summer.

This is a great lighter weight nunchaku perfect for form practice.  They will take a beating and have the wonderful curly maple figuring in the wood grain.  Like all our nunchaku these are 100% made in the USA, hand cut sanded and finished.

Sale runs Till Midnight April 2nd.

Welcoming in a Nunchaku New Year

Welcoming in a Nunchaku New Year

Now welcoming in a nunchaku new yearWell it has been a crazy year in America.  As it comes to a close we want to thank everyone who has made USA Nunchaku grow this year.  I have been making these nunchaku for 20 years now.  It all started in a friend’s garage next to my 2nd Apartment during the first years of my Kung fu training.  In 1997 selling things on the internet was still a bit advanced but I was able to pull it off for a select few.  Now welcoming in a nunchaku new year for  2017 to all our customers all over the world is something we are proud to do.

This year America is likely going to change.  A number of years ago we set out to be an American company who wanted to make our product here in the United States with people and materials that were made here as well.  I can promise you as this idea catches on with other American businesses this year we will continue to do our part and always take the American worker, product or company first.  It matters to everyone we serve and to us as we make our American Nunchaku that even in a small way we help make the change back to a time when “made in USA” meant everything.Now welcoming in a nunchaku new year

Great News for chain fans!

After a long research and development process  I’m excited and proud to announce that 2017 will be the year USA Nunchaku co. starts making our first run of chain linked nunchaku.  They are going to be something special.  We have gone to great lengths to make a new product that we hope will become the rebirth of a long forgotten style of nunchaku made with quality in America.  All signs point to A February release date, make sure to sign up for our news letter to get the latest information on when they are ready. 

On Behalf of USA Nunchaku have a Great and Happy New Year!

 

 

Cocobolo Dust

Handmade Nunchaku

Cocobolo Dust

Cocobolo NunchakuOh my, it is so hot outside in north America this summer.  Right now in the north east the humidity has taken over completely.  Day and night it is 100 % in charge.  It’s pea soup at 5:30am, and it just gets hotter and stickier as the sun crosses the  sky.  There is only like one guy that I know who isn’t bothered by this at all.  Not to worrycocobolo, the last 2016 batch of  nunchaku are on the way.  We spent the weekend doing the ruff cuts and hard routes and Cocobolo dust.  Soon the next batch will be at the sanding stations.

Cocobolo dust is one thing that is hard to deal with.  Most people don’t know that the saw dust is poisonous.   It has a strong smell when it’s cut and creates a red dust power that gets on everything. I can tell you is to horrible.  In the shop the saw dust can get crazy.  We cut and expel a lot of wood.  Add the 72% relative humidity and 92 degrees F, it makes the cocobolo dust cling to your skin and turn to a paste.  I have to take breaks and continuously wash off while cutting this wood.  Not much fun, but the only path to the beautiful and colorful wood becoming a set of nunchakucocobolo nunchaku.

This time around we will have cocobolo featured but we will also have some other great woods like zebra, bloodwood, red oak, and locust.  Small and slim models with some of the high end woods and our new highly searched for “nunchaku stringing packet“.  I’m planning three complete batches to be for sale between now and Christmas so there will be plenty to go around for everyone.  As always each is handmade, never stained and we sand, oil and string every pair.  It’s without question and best nunchaku value for the practicing martial artist and best of all, they are made in the USA.

Nunchaku Handmade in America

Nunchaku Handmade in America

ash NunchakuOne of the big stories in politics and the news is American jobs and companies making products in the states as opposed to imports from other countries.  Martial arts in America is as popular as ever.  I love the fact that we provide a great product that can be produced and used here at home.

I started making nunchaku back in 1998.  After my first year studying in my local kung fu school, my instructors has finally started teaching us the basics of our first weapons, the jo staff and nunchaku were the first ones that we were shown.  The staff was cut and dry, but the nunchaku was another story.

Ironwood NunchakuTo be taught nunchaku forms in any martial arts school most will find the only acceptable kind of nunchaku are the wooden corded type.  These type of nunchaku are called traditional octagon in shape.  While I was able to find this type in the typical Asian warehouse outlet stores online like my teachers, only a very generic version was available.  they were too thick, and felt horrible.  they were also stained and not even strung together.  That dreadful $5 to$19 product was always the same  lifeless weapon in a clear plastic bag.  This is how the making of our handmade nunchaku came to be.

Locust Wood Nunchaku
From tree to block the Locust wood is cut down to make nunchaku.

Our nunchaku are made by hand.  Each one is made by a martial artist in a wood shop, not a robotic Chinese factory.  We sand them oil and dry them and then string them with strong quality para-cord.  Rather than feature “some kind of stained wood”  we made our nunchaku from dense hardwoods of different weights like cocobolo, red oak, bloodwood and locust to name a few.  It’s an American product for a great American past time.