So I broke the handle of the Kwan Dao in our studio and I'm feeling a little guilty about it and I'd like to replace it. It's basically this guy here.
I'm just wondering if anyone had any good ideas for replacing the handle. Doesn't seem to be a thing I can just buy, but I also don't know if a wooden dowel from the local hardware store is the right type of wood either.
In addition, since it's just for demos and tournaments anyway, I'd like to replace the barb on the end with something that won't damage a wooden floor when I stand it up. But I also need something that won't throw off the balance.
Any creative ideas?