Home > OTHER BUDO >

6-Shaku Bo White Oak 9-Bu (27mm)
6-Shaku Bo White Oak 9-Bu (27mm)


 
Our Price: 9,500.00

Product Code: 012-560
Qty:

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


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: 181.8cm (approx. 71.5")
  • Diameter: 9-bu (27.3mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 1000 grams

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

OTHER BUDO
OTHER BUDO > Karate
OTHER BUDO > Karate > Karate weapons
AIKIDO
AIKIDO > Aikido Bokken/Tanto/Jo
AIKIDO > Aikido Bokken/Tanto/Jo > Aikido Jo/Bo