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4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 1 Sun (30mm)

4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 1 Sun (30mm)

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Product Code: 012-526
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This 4.21 shaku White Oak Jo 1-sun (approx 30.3mm) is both a durable and heavyweight Jo for advanced practitioners and hard contact practice. Please see the pic 2 for diameter comparison (first from right).

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: 127.6cm (approx. 50")
  • Diameter: 1 Sun (33.3mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 730 grams

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

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5 of 5 August 5, 2019
Reviewer: Rhonda Crowther from LAIDLEY HEIGHTS, QLD Australia  

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5 of 5 Amazing quality. No sanding or finishing required March 30, 2019
Reviewer: Joseph Mediavilla from Australia  
Yet to use it in training but it is the same quality as the Bo that i have already used straight out of its packaging, so I have no qualms of its quality and durability. Fantastic company.

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5 of 5 Jo October 21, 2018
Reviewer: Mick Kenny from Coolum Beach, QLD Australia  
Great product and arrived in a week to Australia. Welcome edition to our dojo.

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5 of 5 August 28, 2018
Reviewer: Marcel Helg from Sulgen, Thurgau Switzerland  

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5 of 5 A GREAT GIFT! July 23, 2018
Reviewer: GS from Italy  
I ordered this as a Xmas present for my 2nd Dan boyfriend, who wanted to improve his grip and replace his first (now abused) Jo. Already while unpacking I could tell this is a superb weapon: slightly thicker and heavier than a standard beginner's jo, it felt however almost as light in my hands because of its perfect balance.  You perceive there are no imperfections both on the outside and on the inside, so I bet it will be a powerful, precious asset for his training! I requested the name to be engraved at the end and (notwithstanding the long, a bit frustrating procedure) it was really worth it: the laser burn is extremely precise, discreet but at the same time making the weapon unique, so really recommended! As always Tozando's service was lighting-fast: order placed on 27th October, received in Italy on 6th November  (despite the website stating a minimum of 2 weeks just for the engraving). Thumbs up Tozando, thank you for what you do!

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