This webpage lists some of the latest news regarding the changes
we make in products, the availability of woods and other news worthy items. The most recent date is at the top.
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Damien Romero of Los Angelos California sent us an original
instruction sheet for the Dolan Ball Bearing U-Swivel Nunchaku. To see it, go to our webpage "History of the U-Swivel"
and look at the bottom of the page. Thanks Damien!
Due to unusually strong order volume in the past several months, all orders for the next several weeks are
experiencing an extended delay. Normal shipping times of 1 to 2 weeks are currently 4 to 6 weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience
and are working diligently to custom make these orders. Thanks for your understanding! (May 2010)
We have researched all the phone calls and
emails from customers and have redesigned our website to hopefully answer more of those questions. We have expanded the number
of Nunchaku Body Styles from five to eleven. After much work, we are also finally
introducing the Reproduction U-Swivel hardware to our Nunchaku Series.
We have included pages discussing the different
types of woods available for your weapons, wood charts to help you determine the best woods for you based on hardness and
We have also expanded our website to include information on Kubotans, Escrima Sticks, Three Section Staffs,
Tamashiwari (board breaking) and Tameshigiri.
We also have a webpage devoted to the history of the Dolan Sports
U-Swivel (and if you have any more information or corrections, please let us know).
We have two webpages devoted
to customized services that we provide - Inlay Service and Kanji Service. Visit those pages to see what those are!!
of New Hampshire ordered completely assembled pairs of Nunchaku from Dolan’s Sports in the late 1970’s and thirty
years later was able to produce the original assembly instructions which have been scanned and can be seen on our "History
of the U-Swivel" webpage. Thanks Jim!
We have received the prototype Reproduction U-Swivels from the tool and die shop and will be testing them
with four customers who have extensive experience with the original U-Swivel Nunchaku.
If all goes well, we should
go into production in early 2009.
Cocobolo is again available in lengths to 28 inches. Escrima Sticks and Three
Section Staffs are now available.
is available again in longer lengths so 28” long escrima stands can now be made again. This applies for sectional staffs
Blackwood is available again in lengths up to 15 inches.
Snakewood is almost impossible to get anymore. As a result we will leave photos of Snakewood Nunchaku
visible on the webpage but remove the ability to buy Snakewood Nunchaku from the online store. If this situation changes,
we will add it back to the online store.
Lengths for Nunchaku are available in lengths up to 12 inches only.
We are having
difficulty getting certain sizes of Mexican Cocobolo. For example, Mexican Cocobolo in lengths longer that 24" can't
be found. As a result, 28" long Mexican Cocobolo Escrima Sticks are being temporarily discontinued. Three Section Staffs
in Mexican Cocobolo which are 26" or 28" long are another item.
As of mid
2007, Argentine Verawood is getting difficult to find in lengths greater than 12 inches. Although we have been able to get
longer lengths in the past, this is not possible any longer. As a result we are limiting the lengths of Nunchaku in our online
store to lengths of 12 inches and less. We are sorry for the inconvenience and if longer lengths become available in the future,
we will modify our webstore to show this. Thank you for your understanding!
have requested that we make the peg knobs beefier and upgrade the 6” lag bolt (at the bottom holding the stand together)
larger. We have listened and have upgraded the peg knob from ¼-20 to 5/16-18 thread size. We also upgraded the 6”lag
bolt to a 3/8 inch lag bolt. To assemble the Tameshigiri stands now require a customer provided 9/16” wrench (instead
of the previous ½” wrench).