The Okinawan nunchaku is a very misunderstood weapon, popularized in the 1970s by the likes of Bruce Lee and other pop culture icons. Whereas it is most commonly known as a flailing weapon, traditional uses also include many grappling and restraint applications.
My nunchaku designs include two tapered, octagonal shafts, held together by cotton cord. Each piece is hand-knotted so that they are perfectly secure but can also be untied and retied should the user want to adjust the cord length.
Below are examples of designs I have made in the past. Each of these is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. Some of these are designs that I may repeat if I find the right wood.