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Fred L 12-25-2002 11:05 AM

Hickory Bokken
Can anyone suggest a site to buy a hickory bokken? Also, is there a standard length for a jo?



aikido_fudoshin 12-25-2002 01:04 PM

I dont know about the hickory bokken, but I know the length of a jo should be from the floor to just below your arm pit. The size will vary depending on the height of the person.

Jeffrey A. Fong 12-25-2002 03:03 PM

Try Kingfisher Woodworks or Bujin Design.

Bronson 12-25-2002 09:57 PM

You can also try Bugei Trading Co. Their bokken have a slightly longer handle than most (which I like personally). I think the blade may be a little longer also (I don't have one yet so I can't say for sure)


Edward 12-25-2002 10:22 PM

I believe standard aikijo length is 127 cm.

Fred L 12-26-2002 02:21 PM



achilleus 12-26-2002 03:14 PM

I am writing just to let you know that I explored all the sites I could to research Jo products. I had almost decided on Kingfisher when I was very fotunate to discover that a fellow aikidoka (as well as my sensei) had purchased his pieces as well. I was very pleased to see that the quality that came out from his web/print material was as such in reality.

Also, he has quite a selection of styles of bokken and you can fine tune many of the dimensions to your specs.

Also, he has access to a kind of Appalachian Hickory that he works by hand - very strong and resilient and very beautiful.

10 of 10.

I hope to add a matching bokken to my jo as soon as possible.

Chuck.Gordon 12-27-2002 12:49 AM

Hickory buki
Some of the best hickory weapons I've found, great service and good folks:


BC 01-02-2003 01:03 PM

Here's Kingfisher Woodworks' site:

They make beautiful and sturdy weapons.

Sonya 01-02-2003 01:36 PM

Check out Bearwood products at The craftsmanship of Bearwood weapons is of the highest quality as well as beautifully made.

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