Our theatre department purchased 24 "red oak" fighting staffs from Karate Depot to be used in the stage combat class. Didn't look like oak to me.
The staffs started breaking and cracking the first day. We sent them back. Had we continued to use them, we would have people injured from broken sharp ends. Karate Depot refused to refund us because the staffs were no longer sell-able.
Uh, were you really going to sell stuff that was clearly not up to the task?
The customer service person said they were meant for hard or sustained combat. Must have had a different definition for "fight" at Karate Depot.
Review about: Fighting Staffs.
Monetary Loss: $750.