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4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 8 Bu (24mm)

4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 8 Bu (24mm)


 
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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.
Features
  • 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

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April 1, 2019
Reviewer: Soren Martin Hansen from Roestaanga, Skaane Sweden  
Beautifully done! Very helpfull staff at Tozando! 100 % recommended..

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White oak Bokken March 25, 2019
Reviewer: James Carter from Kaneohe, Hawaii United States  
Hands down my favorite Bokken ever! Beautiful and very well made as all of Tozando's stuff. Tozando is my favorite place for weapons and my Hakama.

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March 2, 2019
Reviewer: Sheryl Bunten from Robinson, Illinois United States  
Very pleased with the quality

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White oak jo January 29, 2019
Reviewer: Mark Wroth from UPLAND, CA United States  
Very well made, with a satisfying weight in the hand.

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October 19, 2018
Reviewer: Jungkyo Park from Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do South Korea  


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