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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: 11 Write a review.

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July 28, 2018
Reviewer: Fabio Capanna from Loreto, Marche Italy  

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Great Service! June 17, 2018
Reviewer: stuart denson from ferntree gully, VIC Australia  
Purchased a white oak Jo/Bokken package with free delivery. Ordered monday and it arrived on friday to Australia! Could not believe how quickly they arrived from Japan. Great quality products and a perfect weight especially the Bokken...great job Tozando

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De lo mejor March 26, 2018
Reviewer: Alvaro Rodolfo Hernandez Meza from Veracruz, Veracruz Mexico  
Calidad de la madera y acabados de lo mejor
Cumple con los requisitos para una buena práctica

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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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