Sweeper Long Tip bo Staff
Although it is rarely seen in action, the short sweeper is one of the greatest treasures of China.
It is made of white wax wood tapered, connected by a swivel chain as shown.
The long section is approximately 67" in length; the short section (flail) is about 19". The overall length (fully extended) is approx. 86".
Approximate Weight: 2.45 lbs
The Sweeper Long Tip Staff is classified as a soft weapon that is jointed or easily bent. Most soft weapons are used as secondary weapons and employed only when the primary weapon is disabled or lost. Because of their flexibility, they are easily hidden, commonly fastened to the back, the waist, or the arm, and do not interfere with mobility during combat. Soft weapons are typically used for disabling an adversary. Although they may not have the killing potential and the efficiency of other weapons, they can be deadly when striking sensitive areas and cause internal injuries.