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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
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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.
Features
  • 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: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 12 Write a review.

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5 of 5 July 18, 2019
Reviewer: Facundo Goncalves Borrega from Madrid, Madrid Spain  


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5 of 5 embroidery on Gi, Pants, Obi July 12, 2019
Reviewer: Susanne from Switzerland  
The Japanese characters are very nice embroidered
they were made from picture of the engraving of my Bokken. Embroidery and engraving are a perfect match.

The embroidery with the alphabet does not look so pretty. Next time I will send a sample of how I want the font. (Especially width of the line).
If you want to be sure, send a picture.

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5 of 5 amazing delivery, nice quality! July 5, 2019
Reviewer: Sergei Semenovskii from Vidnoe, Moscow region Russia  
very fast delivery!
nice quality of goods.
also thanks for quick communication!

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5 of 5 June 24, 2019
Reviewer: Stiliyan Yordanov from Sofia, Sofia Bulgaria  


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5 of 5 December 7, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Germany  


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