4.21 Shaku Red Oak Jo 8-bu (24mm)
4.21 Shaku Red Oak Jo 8-bu (24mm)

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Product Code: 012-516

This is a Standard Red Oak Jo widely used by Aikido, Jodo and Koryu practitioners. This is a Lightweight 8-bu(24mm) model. Made with Japanese Red Oak.
Please see pic 2 for diameter comparison (second from left).

What is Japanese Red Oak?

The Red Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called 'Akagashi', greatly differs from the Red Oak Wood referred to when speaking about North American Bokken.
While the North American Oak and Japanese Oak are related, the Japanese 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.
Akagashi on the other hand has a structure that is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and has better impact strength than American Oaks.
Nowadays Akagashi is a quite rare and expensive even in Japan, and is mostly used for making high quality Bokken or Jo.
  • Made of high quality Japanese Red Oak
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan
  • Total length: 127.6cm (approx. 50")
  • Diameter: 8-Bu (24mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 560 grams

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Red Oak Jo July 28, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Kailua, Hawaii United States  
Nice finish to the wood, but I would have preferred a slightly heavier weight.   There were some rough spots on  needed a fine sanding.  I will still use it for practice.
Great service (as usual) and delivery time.

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4.21 Shaku Red Oak Jo 8-bu (24mm) June 7, 2017
Reviewer: Sergiy Chebotko from Novorossiysk, Krasnodarskiy kray Russia  
High quality

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