Re: Oiling a jo
I periodically use a mixture of tung and linseed oil, or more recently just tung oil. I believe Ikeda Sensei recommends the tung/linseed combination at 50/50 for his weapons. I usually let it dry and then reapply. I have not tried the lemon or vegetable oil. I find the tung/linseed combo keeps the jo in good shape without it slipping through one's fingers and flying across the room (safety).