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4.21 Shaku Red Oak Jo 9-bu

4.21 Shaku Red Oak Jo 9-bu

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Our Price: $34.31

Availability: Usually Ships in 4 to 6 Weeks
Product Code: 013-JOC4RS49

This is a Standard Red Oak Jo used widely by Aikido, Jodo and Koryu practitioners. This is the most popular 9-bu (27.3mm) model.
Please see the pic 2 for diameter comparison (5th from left).

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: 127.6cm (approx. 50")
  • Diameter: 9-Bu (27.3mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 700 grams

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

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5 of 5 February 9, 2020
Reviewer: Alexander Barker from Riverside, CA United States  
I really enjoyed working with Tozando and look forward o doing it again.

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5 of 5 Masterpiece. July 2, 2019
Reviewer: Ivan from Aosta, Aosta Italy  
A piece of art handmade, very practical and also very beautiful to see. Shipping fast and customer service was perfect, in my opinion nothing could be better, i  must recommended !

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5 of 5 Great first experience. April 24, 2018
Reviewer: Steven Lee from Los Angeles, CA United States  
Wonderful quality. very straight and smooth. No knots. Great feel. Shipped 4/9/18 and received it 4/10/18 in Los Angeles! Would definitely buy from Tozando again! In fact, thinking about it as I write this.

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