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3-shaku White Oak Jo (8Bu)
3-shaku White Oak Hanbo

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Made of Genuine Japanese White Oak, this is a traditional Hanbo (literally meaning "Half-stick" in Japanese), sometimes also called 3-shaku 8-bu Jo, is perfect for contact practice. Being compact it can not only be used for Hanbo techniques, but also used as short Jo for children to train with.

What is Japanese White Oak?

The White Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called 'Shirogashi', greatly differs from the White Oak Wood referred to when speaking about North American Bokken.
While the North American Oak and Japanese Oak are related, the Japanese White Oak tree is evergreen, due to this it does not have a conspicuous open grain like the American White and Red Oak.
The open grain structure, of the American Oak wood produces soft areas which are more prone to impact damage.
Shirogashi on the other hand has a structure that is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and has better impact strength than American Oaks.
Compared to Akagashi the Shirogashi has denser grains which also makes it slightly heavier and more preferable as material for Bokken.
Because of the durability and weight of Shirogashi, it's widely regarded as great material for making high quality Bokken and Jo.
  • Made of high quality Japanese White Oak
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan
  • Total length: 3-shaku (91cm, approx. 35.8")
  • Diameter: 8-bu (24mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 380 grams

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January 27, 2018
Reviewer: Diana Rubanenko from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Israel  
As above! It was delivered quickly, efficiently, and I am very impressed! Many thanks .

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