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10th May 2004, 04:57
Hi Guys,
I just recently bought nunchaku from a Goju Karate sensei here in Australia. It cost me $120 AUD. Its beautiful hardwood with rope connection. I just wanted to know what i can use to reduce the friction between the rope and the edge of the nunchaku handle? I thought maybe vaseline (petroleum jelly)..... any ideas? I tried candle wax but that keeps flaking off after every swing.
Kind Regards,

27th July 2004, 13:54
I don't know what the exchange rate for Aussie money is compared to American (perhaps you can help me there?), but that sounds VERY over priced to me.

As to your question, there shouldn't be an overly excessive amount of wear on the rope and they should last you for years. I've had rope nunchauku that I bought over 20 years ago, and the rope's holding up just fine. If you see that your's is wearing, look for burs, cracks or something that is rubbing the cord and shouldn't be there.

Hank Irwin
1st August 2004, 17:48
I sometimes put a brass or copper sleave in the top of the chakus, this will make chaku last a long, long time. Not to mention, use parachute cord for your chaku. Make sure their are 4 strands going through it. They will last a long time. Also, when you have too much cord between chaku, this will shorten the lifespan of the cord, not to mention not being able to do proper grabs and restraints also.:D

26th September 2004, 20:49
About once every three months, we use lintze (not certain of correct spelling) oil on a cloth to polish all of the wood implements and the wooden floors. Once the floor and weapons are wiped with the oil, we continue to polish them with soft dry cloth until the excess oil is removed. I haven't seen any other way to polish weapons and floors in order to guarantee longevity.

26th September 2004, 22:40
Linseed oil. You may want to cut it with turpuntine. About a 50/50 mix.

26th September 2004, 22:55
A heavy mix can be good too depends on what you are doing and what you are working with. If nothing else it will dry a lot quicker cut with some sort of spirits.

Steven Malanosk
27th September 2004, 09:26

I am surprised that the most plebian of nunchaku maintainance has not yet been addressed here, ie, take some sand paper, and smooth out the semi sharp inner edge of the opening on the top of the sticks that the cord prodrudes from.

End of problema..................

27th September 2004, 16:48
You're a genious!!!

Steven Malanosk
28th September 2004, 05:49
:kiss: I'll bet you say that to all the geniouses...........

Lee Marsh
28th September 2004, 11:42
I'll bet you need to learn to spell "genius.":D

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