Black Poisonwood Straight U Swivel


Black Poisonwood
12″ Straight Octagon
Approx: 18 oz
6 link Chain
Made in USA



Black Poisonwood Straight U Swivel Nunchaku

Introducing the first prototype of the Brazilian Black Poison wood nunchaku is a round U swivel.  When a new exotic hardwood enters the shop we start off with the basics and then move to the complex chain nunchaku.  The Black Poisonwood Straight U Swivel is round 12″ nunchaku featuring the U swivel Chain link system.

The Black Poisonwood Straight U Swivel Nunchaku is a new hardwood in the shop this summer.  Also known as CheChen or Caribbean Rosewood.  This rosewood is very much like the Iron wood (lignum Vital)  With Cocobolo becoming harder and harder to find this is great replacement.  It’s heavier than cocobolo and has a soft warm feel.  It’s a dense tropical hardwood with rich brown and green colors.  Each nunchaku is hand cut , sanded and oiled.  Like all of our nunchaku each of one of kind made one at a time.   All are 100% made, sold and shipped in the United States. 

SPECS:  Black Poisonwood U Swivel: CHECHEN (Carib. Rose) Black Poisonwood

  • Diameter: Straight 1 1/16″
  • 6 Link U swivel
  • Overall Length: 12″
  • Weight approx 18 oz.
  • Batch: 2018 Summer

Wood Specs:

Common Name(s): Chechen, Chechem, Black Poisonwood, Caribbean Rosewood
Scientific Name: Metopium brownei
Distribution: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, Guatemala, Belize, and southeastern Mexico
Tree Size: 50-115 ft (15-35 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 62 lbs/ft3 (990 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .78, .99
Janka Hardness: 2,250 lbf (10,010 N)
Modulus of Rupture: No data available
Elastic Modulus: No data available
Crushing Strength: No data available
Shrinkage: Radial: 4.1%, Tangential: 6.7%, Volumetric: 10.8%, T/R Ratio: 1.6

This hardwood nunchaku is a very close relative to the cocobolo family.  It’s very dense and heavy.

Traditional Nunchaku Design

Unlike mass produced martial arts weapons made overseas, we designed our Black Poisonwood Straight U Swivel Nunchaku to be easy to hold, not get sticky and give you confidence as you practice your forms.  Originally the nunchaku was designed from farming tools in China.  Occupied Chinese were not allowed to have weapons and a whole range of new weapons sprung from the tools at hand.  Our nunchaku are not mass produced, each one is made one at a time.  We use exotic hardwoods and try to get every inch of wood used in our product.  Some of these woods are hard to find in usable sizes so we take great care to get the most out of each piece.  The design is to last and be durable.

  • Unlike polypropylene, wood feels great allowing martial artists to practice as much as they like
  • Round Shape with a tapered Cap head.
  • heavyweight and durable

For more information about our nunchaku and us check about us  Also check out the history of nunchaku to get more information about it’s role is martial arts as well as how to care for your nunchaku.  Always check your local laws in regards nunchaku and their use as well as our terms and conditions.

If an item becomes “Back ordered“: Since we make all our nunchaku by hand, back ordered for us means that the wood has not been cut yet.  This normally adds from 2-5 days to the time before an item can ship out.  For more information about shipping please see our shipping page for details.  If you need an item for a special event please feel free to use our contact page to get an estimate on shipping time.

Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 12.25 × 1.125 × 1.125 in
Handle Length

10 Inch, 10.5 inch, 11 Inch, 11.5 inch, 12 inch


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