The newest model is a marked improvement from the original! I love this thing. The engraving adds just enough grip and the slightly larger diameter means it’s just slightly nicer to hold. This all combines to allow you to truly deliver a devastating blow.
Excellent quality products and good service, even across the world to the U.K. thanks guys
Susan A A.
Short, sweet and to the point! I like the feel (not slippery), and who doesn’t love black?!
Budo Brothers does not disappoint! Solid product and quick shipping
Very handsome and effective force multiplier added to my Hapkido toolbox. Thank You!!
Raymond J M.
Right size. Great grip.
I've ordered several items from Budo Brothers and impressed with the consistent dedication to quality and aesthetic. The Kobo is both sleek and functional. Lightweight and unassuming when traveling. It's sturdy for striking, beautiful to keep at eye's length when focusing on other matters. Excellent design as usual.
My Phenolic Kobo is a joy to hold in my hand and inspires me to train! I’m hopeful that this year will come with some new skills and new mindset and my new kobo is going to be a big part of that! The service was amazing!
This is exceptional, exceeding my high expectations. Great weight. Perfectly balanced. Quality craftsmanship, beautiful design. I couldn’t be more pleased.
Got mine as a fidget toy but for others Great quality exactly what you pay for
Just got out of heart surgery, and can’t wait to begin rehab, as well as Taikokyu with BB Phenolic Hanbo, Serrada sticks, and Kobo. Their quality, let alone precision and design, are not likely equaled. The fact that they are non-metallic, sturdy as my Glock polymer frames, and the kind of legacy quality prized by collectors, is a plus. For me, they are for exercise and defense, with the emphasis of defense for 72 year old heart patient and geezer. They shall, as soon as possible, see siblings in the form of Kali sticks, when available. I can see how these fine weapons could be carried CCW, and of course, be much quieter than G34 Gen5’s (yes, I pack 2 at a time). We won’t go into knives right now, as somethings remain in the shadows. Needless to say, Budo Brothers quality, attention to detail, superb design (especially the implementation of texture for retention and indexing), and strength to weight ratio, cannot be over valued. Your firm listens to your customers, and makes note of what other firms sell, but cannot deliver upon. Add to all this, your Video library and subscription service, and you surpass other companies of like mind. You have NO near-peer competition. For all that you do, THANK-YOU! All the Best to You and Yours!
Just received my Budo Brothers phenolic kobo (8 inch pocket stick). The Budo Brothers 1. Hanbo 2. Serrada Escrima sticks and 3. Kobo (yawara) Are all works of art. This yawara in particular feels so nice. It is such an incredible force multiplier. Plan to focus on and use these three tools in my stick related studies. #BudoBrothers #Kobo #PocketStick
This kobo is my first experience with phenolic and it's safe to say I'm actually in love with this material. It's so light but packs such an intense punch and is almost impossibly strong. The craftsmanship on this thing is next level attention to detail. While it's now an essential in my EDC kit, I'd also gladly let it stay forever on display. I waited too long to grab one of these.
Absolutely love this Kobo. The quality engraving, weight and material strength feels great. I honestly have trouble putting it down I end up swirling it while sitting at my desk.
Reliable service, excellent products and packaging
This kobo by @budobrothers feels great in the palm. It's solid, has great grip, and is stylish. Another solid tool gentlemen. Osu. #martialway #budospirit #DMAallday
Love the feel. The grip with the engraving is fantastic.
Great and easy place to order from. Being in martial arts for 20 years like myself, I am always looking at new techniques and gear to utilize for myself both inside the martial arts school and outside. This kubo was very cool and interesting to me. I was impressed with how light yet solid feeling it was. This has become part of my EDC gear now and I plan to order a couple more to give to a couple of my buddies who would enjoy this since I showed them mine. Definitely love this and also that holster that is made for this.
Great self-defense carry tool!
I love how it's engraved. This will help keep the branding and markings permanent. The wave pattern and BudoBrothers logo wore off very quickly on my alloy kobo. A gloss finish to protect the paint would have been great. But the phenolic version is sick!
Got a couple of these. One for myself and one for my sensei. Love quality and feel. Great job on a work of art and an effective weapon.
Love this newest Kobo. Extremely light but excellent in the hand. Craftsmanship is perfect and I love the engraving. If you're wondering if this is for you, it is.....buy it now.
The phenolic material is premium; The finish (sans laser design) is very smooth and seemingly polished to a matte finish; The length and width are exactly as advertised; The weight is a bit lighter than I expected; The laser design is crisp and well plotted / executed so that it all looks extremely high quality; The color laser logo is very nice and looks like it will last for years. After obtaining an aluminum kobo a year or two ago I knew that I needed to act fast in order to secure a phenolic version after the first advertisement came into my media feed. Glad I did, these are great and exactly what is advertised! They handle really well with a gentle yet positive grip on the laser design encompassing 360d's. And, it is very durable as I have put it through the paces of joint locks - with and without throwing component - and performed delicate maneuvers as well, using the kobo for manipulating the body (limbs/joints) into a binding position / bargain position / handcuffing position. Thanks Bud Brothers!!
Great quality, love the weight, finish is perfect for a good grip. We’ll done!
When I received my pair of kobo, I eagerly unboxed them to find they came neatly bundled (dare I say "presented") in a Budo Brothers head scarf. When I got them out, I marveled at their construction and the crafting. Firm, weighted -just right-, easy to manipulate. They went straight into my EDC bag!
Very nice doesn't seem to fit in the holster though.
Beautiful work. The carving makes for an excellent grip. Another great Budo Brothers product!
Love the feel and the look.