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Iron Bamboo Walking Sticks and Hiking Canes

Recently, we had a Bamboo Nursery-Specialist, Mr. Abhijeet-visiting us from Agartala, Tripura. He specializes in raising Oliveri Bamboo (An iron Bamboo) and we became good friends.. We had a lot to discuss- regarding this rare iron bamboo, its propagation techniques, and applications for crafting Walking Sticks and Hiking Canes for the international market

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Iron Bamboo is an excellent material to craft Hiking Sticks and Walking Canes. Europeans and Americans alike, love Iron Bamboo, for their Walking Sticks and Canes (Wanderstock and Spazierstock).

Also called The Calcutta Bamboo, this rare species is almost fully solid, yet has a degree of flexibility, thereby qualifying to be one of the best choices, as a raw material for handcrafted Canes, Bo Staff, Escrima and Kali Sticks.

, an agronomist and a bamboo expert of International repute, currently a Senior Professor at GBPUAT, also visit our Bambusetum recently. We have been studying Bamboo as a crop, as well as a raw material for the last few years, ever since Shisham (Indian Rosewood) figured on the C.I.T.E.S list. We have eventually domesticated and short-listed 4 genotypes of bamboo, including 2 of the iron bamboo species- which we have found to be suitable for Terai conditions.

is an ocean of knowledge. I was busy gathering Dr. Tewari's  pearls of wisdom, in terms of learning to spear-head the bamboo mission in Uttarakhand. He was happy to see Stocksii and Oliverii bamboo plants   (Iron Bamboo Species)  domesticated in Terai and performing well in our bambusetum. We discussed the spacing, cultural practices and vegetative propagation techniques for development of these rare varieties.

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Iron Bamboo Sticks for Filipino Martial Arts

Silat, Kali, Arnis, Eskrima are variations of Stick Fighting Martial Art Form that evolved in Philippines.

Arnis & Eskrima are Spanish words. The term Escrima/ Eskrima, is derived from a Spanish term “esgrima”, meaning ‘fencing’. This art form was more from the central part of the Philippines. Arnis, is derived from a Spanish term  ‘Arnes de mano’ meaning ‘armour of the hands’. It was later shortened to ‘Arnis’. This art form comes from the northern parts of the Philippines. They're Filipino stick fighting mixed with European techniques of sword fighting

Kali is a Silat style, martial art form- and comes from the southern part of the Philippines. The word Kali is Indonesian, derived from the Bahasia dialect, meaning river. As per certain literature- the stick in Kali Stick Fighting, epitomizes the river, continuously flowing, unstoppable, with the ability to consume whatever lays in its path.  Throw a boulder in a river and the water will go under, over, through or around it but it will continue to flow.

For the most part, these are all similar, if not same, martial arts. The masters of these arts influenced each other and thus there are many similarities. The differences usually depend on the instructor.

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We have listed this on ebay-

4421023001 Set of 4 pieces, Iron, Bamboo, Martial, Arts, Escrima, Anis, Kali, Practice, Bo, Staff, Walking, Stick

IRON BAMBOO, is a rare variety of ALMOST FULLY SOLID BAMBOO SPECIES, harder than hardwood. Certain mechanical parameters are comparable to steel. Bamboo has a longer longitudinal fibre- thus does not break easily. It may momentarily yield/bend under extreme pressure, but comes back to its original form- much like an elastic. This helps to reduce the intensity of the impact shock.

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