Escrima Kali Arnis Sticks Appalachian Hickory One Pair by: White Wolf
One Pair Appalachian Hickory Escrima Sticks By: White Wolf
Made and shipped from the USA
2 Superior Quality 26 - 36 inch Appalachian Hickory Escrima Sticks.
These smooth-sanded hickory Escrima Stick's are made from tough, air-dried Appalachian hickory. They are more shock resistant than most wood available, Not only is it better mechanically, they are also collected from well managed domestic forests and not stripped from endangered tropical or rain-forest environments. The same cannot be said for other species, including Japanese and Asian white oaks, red oaks, ebony and many others.
The quality grade of our Appalachian Hickory Escrima Stick's are lighter, ivory colored wood with some color variations. Some are all white, sometimes all red and sometimes a combination of the two. These short staffs are strong and serviceable and not excessively heavy. These are a very good choice for martial artists seeking speed and maneuverability in paired practice or combat. The grain of these hickory Escrima Stick's gives them a superb tactile smoothness; which would be a good choice as a gift for a high level practitioner or for a martial artists seeking top quality.
Appalachian Hickory Escrima Stick's Strength
The hickory Escrima stick's shock strength exceeds all native and exotic species including the commonly used Japanese white oak. White oak becomes brittle as it ages, our hickory staffs retains its exceptional strength indefinitely. Over time, with normal practice with these weapons, will create an extremely tough tempered surface with an optimal combination of hardness and ductility. Even after years of heavy use, are a lot less likely to snap into dangerous pieces; like other harder and more brittle woods including white oak, ebony, rosewood, purple-heart, lignum vitae, ipe, and many others.
The Appalachian Hickory Escrima Sticks Will Temper Themselves.
With their tremendous shock strength, it is better not to bash your new Escrima sticks recklessly, but to temper the wood through everyday use and let the surface run in evenly. It will gradually increase their impact energy. If they are used with reasonable care, their surface will attain a very hard state, while their core will retain ductility.
SPECS: Two Hardwood Hickory Escrima Sticks
Handle Diameter and Length: 1 in. to 7/8 in. diameter Hardwood Hickory 26 in. to 36 in length
Hardwood Hickory Mechanical Properties
Hardwood Hickory – Weapons-grade is very hard to come by. It is the best in terms of a combination of high bending strength, stiffness, hardness, and resistance to shock. Most important, it resists suddenly applied loads very well. It is an excellent hardwood, it has the best combinations of qualities of any hardwood wood available.
Bending Strength – 18,764 psi
Maximum Crushing Strength – 9210 psi
Shearing Strength – 1215 psi
Static Bending – 7840 psi
Work to Maximum Load – 19-20 in-lbs./in3
Janka Hardness Scale – 1820-2460
Weight approx: 20 oz.