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

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Product Code: 012-517

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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.
  • 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: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Good but not... January 10, 2018
Reviewer: Cristiano Amadei from Rimini, Rimini Italy  
the Jo is good but far from to be perfect.
When you touch, feel some splinters on your hands.
This typical of a job done quickly.
It's not like the standard of tozando's products.

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Nice August 6, 2017
Reviewer: Edwin Tse from Eschol Park, New South Wales Australia  
Nice jo, good weight and wood quality. Very good for the price you pay.

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Oil finish July 10, 2017
Reviewer: Utku Havuc from Ankara, Ankara Turkey  
Madde you can and an oil finish option because, i did it  immediately with teak oil and now it is more durable and have beter feeling.

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Jo May 3, 2017
Reviewer: luc Steenmans from Mechelen, Mechelen Belgium  
The Jo White Oak 24 mm has good weight ,
excellent product for Jodo.

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Awesome product January 31, 2015
Reviewer: Yanick Rail from Gatineau, Quebec Canada  
The jo is as said very smooth to the touch and very solid for practice.

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