photograph of karate weapon with closeup Eku kaibo kai-bo eiku oar staff
eiku 21 July 2009 Own work Craig Musselman
Eku is a weapon of Okinawan kobudo that originated from an
oar, approximately 160 cm in length. The oar was traditionally adapted for use
as a weapon of self-defense by fishermen against foes armed with more conventional
Eku techniques are similar
to those of the bo staff; it can also be used as a scoop to throw sand at an
opponent. The eku has a displaced center of gravity and is heavier than the
bo, and is thus considered more difficult to master. Due to the fact that it
has an edge, it can be used to induce cutting damages. Because it is heavier
than a bo, eku technique often capitalizes on the momentum of large circular
The Eku was also used in
the Asian movie Bruka Hindiu where it was the focus of a mysterious power.
Eku (DnD Equipment)
Exotic Two-Handed Critical: x2
Range Increment: —
SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons for Large and
Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any supplied values are the author’s
A japanese improvised weapon
often used by fishermen. Due to its weight, a character proficient in Bojutsu
may use an Eku although it had proficiency with it, but takes a -2 penalty on
all attack rolls. If that character also a has a Strength Score of 5×the
number of size categories above fine or more, it takes no penalty instead.
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