That sounds gorgeous, Mike! Love to see a pic if you have a chance to post it.
Here are some photos. The picture with three bo's in it is to reference the size. The first two are standard 6' bo staffs. I received one as a Christmas present, and proceeded to crack it in the first couple of sessions using it. I have since dowelled the damage, but, had purchased the second bo before I did my woodworking. I then ordered the fancy bo from Mark Taylor.
The second photo shows the size comparison ... the 6'6" staff is about 1/4 inch thicker in diameter than the standard bos, over the entire length.
The third photo, I hope will show the contrast between the Bloodwood and Wenge ... I was hoping for a Red/Black bo. The only true black wood is Ebony, and that gets very expensive. Wenge was the second choice.
The last photo shows the lamination pattern. I selected an octagon pattern. This lamination (and Mr. Taylor offers many different patterns) makes this stick solid. There is no bend. By selecting different laminations, and different tapers, you can get some very pretty looking bostaffs.