I'm fairly new, compared to most of you, to the MA's. I practice Isshinryu karate. I'm 5'8 and I'm wanting to know how to size a pair of sais. I've heard I need to judge by my forearm length, does this include my hand or no, the grip or just the blade? If I measure from the tip of my fingers to the fold in my arm is probably about 18 inches, but without my hand it obviously is quite a bit shorter (about 15 inches). And if you will be patient with me, what is the differance between octagonal and round? Or is it only preferance? Thanks in advance.
Go in peace and may the horse be with you.
[This message has been edited by krazykuky (edited 03-22-2005).]