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6-Shaku Bo Red Oak with Tapered Ends

6-Shaku Bo Red Oak with Tapered Ends

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Product Code: 012-561
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This is a 6 shaku Bo in Red Oak with tapered ends. Starting from about 60cm from the tips of each end, the Bo becomes slimmer towards the tip. This is a special type of Bo for martial arts 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 at center: 1 Sun (30.3mm)
    Diameter at tips: 8-Bu (24mm)
    Weight: Approx. 950 grams

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Good Solid Bo April 21, 2019
Reviewer: John Epps from Clinton, Maryland United States  
Good solid Bo but for the price I was expecting it to be more symmetric and balanced.

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5 of 5 October 21, 2018
Reviewer: Rick Langevoort from ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, ZH Netherlands  

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4 of 5 Red oak bo June 20, 2017
Reviewer: Jeremy from Blacktown , NSW Australia  
Well made. But a bit light.  Nicely finished.

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