The Eku is an Okinawan (Japan) martial arts weapon that originated from a boat oar. The Eku is also known as Eiku or Iyeku. This weapon is used by senior-level practitioners of Okinawan Kobudo and some Karate styles.
The Eku is not as well-known as other Kobudo weapons such as Bo, Nunchaku and Sai. The bladed or oar like end of the Eku is primarily used to block and strike but the staff end is also used to block and strike as many Bo techniques are applicable to the Eku.
This item is printed in White, Strong & Flexible plastic and as such, has a slightly rough surface texture out of the box. It is suggested that you use a fine grit sandpaper to gently sand down* this surface texture to a smooth finish before priming and painting your weapons.
There is a slight chance of the item arriving warped. This is due to heat and other factors in the printing process. If this happens, apply even heat with a hair dryer until the plastic softens, then gently reposition the pieces with your fingers. Allow it to cool in the corrected position to maintain the shape.
* Plastic sanding dust can be toxic if inhaled or ingested. Please wear appropriate safety gear such as goggles and breathing mask when sanding Quarter Scale Armory models.