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Jikishinkage Ryu Naginata Red Oak
Jikishinkage Ryu Naginata Red Oak


 
  • Length: 6 shaku 5 sun (about 196cm)
  • Weight: about 800g
  • Varnished finish

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This is red oak Naginata used in Jikinshikage Ryu Naginatajutsu. This Naginata features a broader blade and a shorter shaft compared to the Standard Naginata.

Made in Miyakonojo, Kyushu, the heart of Japanese wooden weapon craftsmanship. Only genuine Japanese wood essences are used.


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.

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