My Homemade Steel Tonfas (Okinawan Nightsticks/Side-Handle Batons)

Introduction: My Homemade Steel Tonfas (Okinawan Nightsticks/Side-Handle Batons)

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These are the steel tonfas I made in around the beginning of January. I like them a lot, and I have used them repeatedly ever since. VERY tough, dents wood and crushes plastic with ease, I once used these in an all-out kumite (sparring match) with my friend who wields a Musashi-brand shirasaya sword, and these tonfas suffer no apparent damage.

This project was inspired by two things. One is by the super bad@ss steel tonfas I found on a martial arts website, and two is by the anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (which I am greatly a fan of) because one of the main characters, Hibari Kyoya, uses steel tonfas in battle (so I was like, hey! I could make those!).

Hope you like them! If many people comments on this, I will post a full I'ble of it (maybe :-P)

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    anime-mlp
    anime-mlp

    8 years ago

    Awesome, Yamamoto is my fave character from that anime

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    de0509
    de0509

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Lol. These look great. Im still building one, but from metal pipes. I primarily made out of PVC as the prototype. I chose tonfas because they suit my fighting style. Should be using a parang lading for my silat, but those are for senior people, its more of a honour to receive them rather than a weapon.

    So i planned to make mine bladed. attacks can be made with the blade and the screws holding the blade. Not recommended to use the pommel function as the hand needs to grip the blade end which is dangerous. I keep the blades separated so they become less dangerous

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    hakeye
    hakeye

    11 years ago on Introduction

    just dont walk around with them you will get arrested unless you have a liscense or do a sport(like karate,kung-fu .etc).I know Cuse i have REAL ONES

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    Shadow13!
    Shadow13!

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice. I have read several of your instructables and I am quite impressed with all of them. I wish I had the material and tools to do the stuff you do.

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    Neovenetar
    Neovenetar

    12 years ago on Introduction

    do you think those tonfa that convert into nunchucks are as strong as these?

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    Hibari Kyoya
    Hibari Kyoya

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Wow no comments in a while o.o Well anyway man i love them and i'd really love to get a pair :D Actually... Hibari Kyoya inspired me to get a pair of these and i want to learn to use them like him :D. Know any place i can get them?

    And again Amazing :D

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    Camisado
    Camisado

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the compliment! And you can get a pair of these online, but the pair they sell online is made out of stainless steel and is not as strong and damage-resilient as my pair.

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    x50rider
    x50rider

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    actully in heat treated or high grade stainless is way harder

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    Camisado
    Camisado

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    You're entitled to your own opinion. Personally I don't believe a word you just said. If you have some proof to back up your claims, please do show me and prove me wrong.

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    Danish M1Garand
    Danish M1Garand

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

     Look at the blade of a Bucket Loader or any other earthmoving equipment. You weld on stainless to keep it from wearing out. If mild steel wore better and was tougher we would weld that to the bucket as it is a third the cost.

    Sweet Tonfas.


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    barambogie
    barambogie

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    LOL. They don't weld stainless on buck loaders, they just look polished and unrusted because they are always wearing away from use. Good reasoning though. |||| And x50rider said, "actully in heat treated or high grade stainless is way harder" ...it's true that some heat treated stainless is harder than some regular steel, but there are lots of types of steel out there, with various properties. Most stainless steel is not heat treated and is relatively soft. http://www.matweb.com/ |||| Per dollar you can get much harder and stronger carbon steel than stainless. And hardness is not the only important property, too hard and it will be brittle, like a tool steel drill bit.

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    Camisado
    Camisado

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    While that might be true, I once attacked a piece of bamboo with a stainless steel knife I purchased online and did the same thing with a high-carbon knife for the heck of it. The high carbon knife didn't suffer any apparent damage while the stainless steel knife got little chips here and there. But what do I know, you might be right, personally I don't really care that much. And thank you very much for the compliment.

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    wrksnfx
    wrksnfx

    12 years ago on Introduction

    They are AWESOME.

    Just don't get caught carrying them because they are illegal to carry them unless your a law enforcement officer.

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    Aztof
    Aztof

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice!  I'm going to make a pair of my own, but out of pipe.  i have tested and found that steel pipe filled with that expanding foam stuff that comes in a can absorbs and distributes shock quite nicely, but good for you for making real strrl weapons yourself.  4/5

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    Camisado
    Camisado

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the compliment. If you end up making one, do post a pic here.