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6-Shaku Bo Red Oak 8-Bu (24mm)

6-Shaku Bo Red Oak 8-Bu (24mm)

Our Price: $68.20

Product Code: 012-557

This is the most commonly used 6 shaku Bo in Red Oak. Widely used by Japanese and Okinawan Koryu (classical) weapons training. Made with Japanese Red Oak.

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: 181.8cm (approx. 71.5")
  • Diameter: 8-Bu (24mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 800 grams

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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4 of 5 April 10, 2018
Reviewer: Joan BONET TUR from Ibiza, baleares Spain  

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5 of 5 Amazing product December 12, 2017
Reviewer: Entoshi from Mesa, Arizona United States  
This weapon is superb in construction, and in weight. The engraving I had done on this item is phenomenal and would recommend this to anyone interested in getting their next training weapon here.

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5 of 5 6 shaku red oak bo March 24, 2017
Reviewer: Scott Holdegraver from MO United States  
I ordered the 6 shaku, 8 bu bo in the Japanese red oak variety. I got it a lot faster than I expected and the item looks FANTASTIC! I can't wait to start training with this.

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