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Standard Naginata White Oak
Standard Naginata White Oak


 
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  • Length: 7 shaku (212cm - blade 50cm)
  • Weight: 900-950g
  • Varnished finish

This product is proudly made in JapanFree Shipping



NOTE: due to its length, this item will ship exclusively with express courier (UPS, DHL...),
regardless of the shipping method chosen for the rest of your order

Our Price: $147.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
Product Code: 012-319
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This is the Standard Naginata made with Japanese White Oak. This Naginata is used for Naginata training by a variety of Koryu schools.

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

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.

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

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November 16, 2017
Reviewer: Dr Raymond J Monk from Stevensville, Montana United States  
This white Oak Naginata is  of excellent quality and workmanship.   The wood is flawless and it is expected to provide many years of heavy use.

The items arrived within a few days of order.  Very fast for an international order.

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Good quality August 27, 2017
Reviewer: Chris from Tacoma, Washington United States  
The naginata is straight and shaped correctly.  The habu comes already attached to the e-bu.  It has a good weight and feels good in the hand.  I have no reservations and think it is the best value on the web.

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High Quality, Good Craftsmanship June 12, 2017
Reviewer: Jon  
This Naginata is a very high quality item. It's straight, shaped very well and durable. The balance and feel is very good, excellent for Kata and hard contact. Shipping is very fast and reliable.

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