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

Our Price: $86.40

Product Code: 012-560

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

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: 181.8cm (approx. 71.5")
  • Diameter: 9-bu (27.3mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 1000 grams

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

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Absolutely BOdacious June 7, 2018
Reviewer: Robert M from Alberta, Canada  
The dimensions were spot on: 181.8 cm by 27mm.
The weight and balance are excellent: for me a Shirogashi
Bo of this size is a dream to handle and manipulate - it feels like perfection in the hand. The Bo came unfinished, so it was a  little thirsty to begin with, but that's okay because I get to finish it the way I like - three treatments with double boiled linseed oil and my Bo looks pretty sharp. The shipping was phenomenal: it was at my door in like three days.  I will definitely shop at Tozando in the  future.

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6-shaku bo May 27, 2018
Reviewer: Tom De Weirdt from Oost Vlaanderen Belgium  
Very nice and heavy bo. Will last for a very long time. The white oak has a beautiful fine wood grain structure.
The bo was nicely wrapped in bubble wrap.
Thanks Tozando for the good communication and excellent delivery!

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4 x White Oak Jo April 19, 2017
Reviewer: Alex Martinez from Tralee, Kerry Ireland  
Excellent/prompt service

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BO quercia bianca (versione non verniciato) March 15, 2017
Reviewer: Christian from Piemonte Italy  
Ottimo bastone da allenamento, in mano da proprio la sensazione di robustezza. È perfettamente dritto e levigato. Anche il bilanciamento è buono.
Io ho preferito ordinare la versione non verniciata perché la vernice aiuta a mantenerlo nel tempo ma rende difficile far scivolare il bastone.
Una volta ordinato ci mettono dai 7 ai 10 giorni per preparare il prodotto, e nel mio caso lo hanno spedito con UPS (ma se comprate solo il Bo le spedizioni sono comprese).
Italia-Giappone 3 giorni, quindi rapidissimi. Considerate che al prezzo dovrete aggiungere tra i 20 e i 30 euro di tasse alla dogana. Cmq anche così l' ho pagato quasi la metà che i bastoni che si trovano in Italia importati dal Giappone.
Consiglio vivamente Tozando a tutti, per la qualità, i prezzi e il servizio clienti. Hanno sempre risposto in tempi brevi e a qualunque domanda.
Sono molto soddisfatto.

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