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4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 8 Bu (24mm)
4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 8 Bu (24mm)


 
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This is a Standard White Oak Jo widely used by Aikido, Jodo and Koryu practitioners, great for hard hitting practice. Unlike any other Jo made outside of Japan, this solid one-piece, Japanese white oak Jo is ready for your uncompromising hard practice. This is the lightest and quickest white oak Jo we have.
Please see the pic 2 for diameter comparison (first from left).


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.
Features
  • Made of high quality Japanese White 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: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 17 Write a review.

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Great quality June 27, 2018
Reviewer: Simon from Quebec  
Very good quality equipment, fine wood and excellent customer service as always

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Traditional Excellence June 7, 2018
Reviewer: Robert M from Alberta, Canada  
A Shirogashi Jo in the traditional dimensions is very
impressive to hold. I really enjoy the slender heft of my new
Jo, it feels very comfortable and natural in my hands. The
product came exactly as promised and, once shipped, it took only three days to arrive ( which is incredibly fast ). The Jo came unfinished, which is the way I like it and after three applications of Double Boiled Linseed oil I have a very tough
and a very nice looking Jo that I am proud to own. Tozando
provides quality products and excellent service. I will return.

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Jo de qualité... May 21, 2018
Reviewer: Michel Rei San from BELVEDERE, alpesmaritimes France  
Excellente qualité de ce Jo.
Bon équilibre , pas trop lourd et agréable au contact.


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Thanks May 21, 2018
Reviewer: Charles Addison from Wantirna, Victoria Australia  
4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 8 Bu (24mm)
Quick and efficient provision and supply of the Jo that I order along with the other items I had previously ordered. ( Kendo, indigo dyed jacket, white shitagi and elastic obi). These items were for Jodo training. I am most satisfied with the service provided. I shall certainly make a future order.

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Very satisfied March 16, 2018
Reviewer: Juliane from Bovenden, Niedersachsen Germany  
Fast shipping, friendly customer support, great product. I will order again.

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