Weapons - Bags and covers
It is sometimes necessary to transport weapons to class, an exhibition, a competition or an examination.
There are two objectives: to move the weapons without them being scratched, bent or damaged AND to do so
discretely. Perhaps BART, the San Francisco Bay Area light rail, and the various bus systems would be cleaner and safer if many people carried sabers, but at present carrying wushu weapons would attract a great deal of unwelcome attention. Even when using a private vehicle hauling a naked kwan dao around creates safety challenges inside the vehicle and would likely fascinate nearby drivers and traffic control officers. So, should the need arise, the student is advised to select a non-descript bag which can completely cover the weapons. and which has some sort of baffles to prevent scabbards or blades from banging into each other. The black bag shown below left is from Seven Stars Trading Company near Washington DC. A very fancy Japanese bag to the top right. The blue bag at the bottom is reasonably priced ($25) and even cheaper without all the pockets
After some searching we finally located a bag, or, more correctly, a pair of bags, that are suitable for carrying
multiple Tai Chi rulers, Tai Chi bangs, grip rings, Bao Ding balls and Wing Chun rings. A Tai Chi ball is, alas,
not really a good fit. That would mean the small bags for most tools, a medium bag for sabers, swords, batons,
zhang, and a two piece Kwan Dao plus a long bag for spear and staff. We are looking for someone who makes a
fork that can be taken apart. Prospects for a bag for the Lau Gar pole are poor - it is not a weapon built to be
outer bag Craftsman 513518 - the outer 18" bag 
inner bag Craftsman 513518 - the inner 13" bag 

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