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6-Shaku Bo Red Oak 9-Bu (27mm)

6-Shaku Bo Red Oak 9-Bu (27mm)

Our Price: $77.30

Product Code: 012-559

This is the most commonly used 6 shaku Bo in Red Oak. Widely used by Japanese and Okinawan Koryu (classical) weapons training. Made with Japanese Red Oak.

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: 181.8cm (approx. 71.5")
  • Diameter: 9-Bu (27.3mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 900 grams

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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3 of 5 Red Oak Bo April 21, 2019
Reviewer: PAUL HARPER from LOWESTOFT, Suffolk United Kingdom  
Although nicely made it feels too light.

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5 of 5 Bo staff February 23, 2018
Reviewer: Kim Markesich from Portland, CT United States  
My son loves the bo. Excellent craftsmanship. Nice weight.

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