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Red Oak is oil treated. White Oak, however, is completely untreated. For a 'how to' guideon waxing wooden weapons, please check out our walk-through video, "How to wax bokken."
The Jo is a short staff used in Jodo, Aikido and various Koryu styles of bujutsu. It is a simple staff and can come in various lengths. The most common length is approximately 127.6cm which is where the 4.21 Shaku comes from. Shaku is a traditional Japanese unit of measurement.
Our Jo are made by the Aramaki workshop of Kyushu from locally sourced materials. You can choose between Japanese Red or White Oak. Red Oak is light and easy to handle, whilst White oak is denser and heavier - more suited to vigorous contact training.