Dan had a good idea. I used the link he gave and ordered that bokken. Got it today. One bokken, One jo, dellivered for ten bucks... altogether it was just shy of $75 (US) and I'm very happy with these.
I managed to get by with less expensive weapons before now, but as I'm rapidly approaching 3rd kyu, thought I better upgrade my weapons for future weapon work. Glad I did... these were worth the time/money.
I think Kingfisher will be my next bokken of choice... once money is freed up.