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lbb
04-23-2010, 08:53 PM
I'm in need of a new jo, and since it's been over fifteen years since I bought my last one, I need a new supplier. I'm looking for white oak, 1" diameter, nothing fancy. Any recommendations?

vjw
04-23-2010, 09:21 PM
http://www.swordstore.com

They sell really nice weapons. Best jo I have

Rabih Shanshiry
04-27-2010, 10:54 AM
I've had good luck with their hickory weapons but they offer white oak as well. Handcrafted in Canada and reasonably priced.

Scroll to the bottom of the link for the jo:

http://sdksupplies.netfirms.com/cat_stdweapons.htm

ChrisHein
04-27-2010, 11:11 AM
have you checked Tozando? http://www.tozando.com/

lbb
04-27-2010, 02:06 PM
Nice -- that gives me a few good options, thanks all!

AikiBike
04-27-2010, 03:17 PM
Kingfisher has a good reputation of making some fine jo - from Appalachian hickory. http://kingfisherwoodworks.com/
I don't have one of theirs specifically, but have found hickory to have a good feel to it - with a very slight flex/spring on contact in paired practice.
This may be sacrilegious to some, but my thick white oak jo from Tozando has more dents and micro-splinters (and yes, it is well sanded and gooped before using and many times since).

Nick P.
04-28-2010, 09:20 AM
Kingfisher Woodworks

http://www.kingfisherwoodworks.com/jo.html

Got mine with my avatar's kanji "burned" in.

Rabih Shanshiry
04-29-2010, 12:58 PM
Kingfisher Woodworks

http://www.kingfisherwoodworks.com/jo.html

Got mine with my avatar's kanji "burned" in.

Beautiful stuff but I think they are exclusively made of hickory.

Cliff Judge
05-02-2010, 10:02 AM
...and oh, 'ow they danced, the little people of stone 'enge...

Nick P.
05-02-2010, 09:32 PM
Beautiful stuff but I think they are exclusively made of hickory.

Ah, good point. Sorry.