4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 8.5 Bu (25mm)
4.21 Shaku Jo White Oak 8.5 Bu (25mm)

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Product Code: 012-521

This White oak jo has a diameter of 25mm (approx 8.5-bu) for those looking for a lightweight Jo. It's lightweight, yet durable enough for hard contact paired kata practice. Recommended for Aikido, Jodo and Koryu practitioners.
Please see the pic 2 for diameter comparison (fourth 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: 8.5-Bu (25mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 600 grams

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

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February 3, 2018
Reviewer: VT from New Mexico, USA  
Surprisingly quick shipping. Excellent condition, only needed a small amount of touch up, well balanced, & feels good in the hands.

Will recommend to dojomates.

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Mild damage to a good Jo December 30, 2017
Reviewer: James Davis from Tucson, AZ United States  
I bought this Jo for my wife- the size and weight are perfect for her.  However, The Jo had 2 nicks on it that were into the grain.
We took pictures, as she was considering returning it.  She decided to keep it, sand and seal it, and hope she doesn't get splinters.
Pretty clearly this Jo was not inspected before it was sent.  Thanks, jd

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Beautiful piece of equipment December 17, 2017
Reviewer: James Gibbs from Rosanna, Victoria Australia  
Absolutely love it. Perfect condition. Feels amazing. Looks beautiful. Thank you!

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Wonderful quality July 13, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from TN United States  
I use this jo for aikido practice, and it is straight, balanced, and well made. Thank you!

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Great Quality May 27, 2017
Reviewer: Vicente Machuca from Santiago de Chile, Region Metropolitana Chile  
This Jo is beautifully made and feels great when practicing kata. Perfect for Jodo practice.
Shipping service was superb, it took merely 3 days for it to arrive at my home in Chile. Even though there was a clearance agency worker strike, the product still managed to arrive on the scheduled time date.
Also, the package was nicely wrapped around bubble plastic sheet, so it arrived in perfect condition and provided some fun for my brothers.
I fully recommend this item.

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