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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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Product Code: 012-517

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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.
  • 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

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 30 Write a review.

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4.21 24mm jo white oak August 31, 2019
Reviewer: Nicholas James from Canberra, ACT Australia  
Wonderful weapon. Excellent quality, good grain all the way along jo. Will last a life time if kept properly. Feel slive in your hands. We received ours without a finish on them as we asked. Nothing seems too difficult for the Tozando team. Thanks

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Good Jo August 19, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Bristol, Bristol United Kingdom  
It’s working out nicely
Instructions preparation (e.g oiling etc.) would be very helpful

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Standard Red Oak Bokken July 12, 2019
Reviewer: Susanne from Fislisbach  
Very beautiful Bokken.
It's not to heavy.
Very suitable for women.
The surface is almost a little bit rough.
Perhaps It should have more varnish?

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Nice weapons June 20, 2019
Reviewer: Aikido World Alliance from chicago, IL United States  
Tozando is a long time favorite of many AWA members, even visiting when traveling to Japan.  As always they have quality products & service.  Our first time order of Tozando weapons and we were not disappointed.  The 4.21 White Oak Jo is a thinner diameter which makes it lighter though faster in motion.  Our members are very much looking forward to years of Aikido development from using this fine weapon.

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Bad EMS shipping. May 31, 2019
Reviewer: Jeldee V from Cebu City, Cebu Philippines  
Actually, the Tozando shop deserves around 4 stars but I gave only 1 star because the EMS hub here in the Philippines is very slow. My order which was around May 19 still has not arrived yet. Tracking said "delivery attempted" but when we called the EMS office in Cebu, they said package still not arrived. SO 4 STARS FOR TOZANDO BUT 1 STAR FOR EMS SHIPPING.

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