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lbb 04-23-2010 07:53 PM

Where to buy 1" white oak jo?
 
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 08:21 PM

Re: Where to buy 1" white oak jo?
 
http://www.swordstore.com

They sell really nice weapons. Best jo I have

Rabih Shanshiry 04-27-2010 09:54 AM

Re: Where to buy 1" white oak jo?
 
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 10:11 AM

Re: Where to buy 1" white oak jo?
 
have you checked Tozando? http://www.tozando.com/

lbb 04-27-2010 01:06 PM

Re: Where to buy 1" white oak jo?
 
Nice -- that gives me a few good options, thanks all!

AikiBike 04-27-2010 02:17 PM

Re: Where to buy 1" white oak jo?
 
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 08:20 AM

Re: Where to buy 1" white oak jo?
 
Kingfisher Woodworks

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

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

Rabih Shanshiry 04-29-2010 11:58 AM

Re: Where to buy 1" white oak jo?
 
Quote:

Nick Pittson wrote: (Post 256583)
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 09:02 AM

Re: Where to buy 1" white oak jo?
 
...and oh, 'ow they danced, the little people of stone 'enge...

Nick P. 05-02-2010 08:32 PM

Re: Where to buy 1" white oak jo?
 
Quote:

Rabih Shanshiry wrote: (Post 256679)
Beautiful stuff but I think they are exclusively made of hickory.

Ah, good point. Sorry.


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