Boat oar skewers have quite a few names like flag skewers, paddle picks, and gun skewers. Also known as teppo-gushi, our 9.5-inch bamboo skewers are great for heavier food items. On one side of these 9.25-inch bamboo skewers is the beautiful green bamboo skin, while the other side features the plant's natural woody interior. These large wooden skewers are sturdy, sharp, and can easily pierce raw meats and vegetables. (Please handle with care.) We recommend soaking boat oar skewers in water for 20 minutes before grilling.