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Old 04-27-2010, 03:17 PM   #6
AikiBike
Dojo: RMC Aikido Club
Location: Ashland/VA
Join Date: Apr 2009
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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).
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