Re: Oiling a jo
About, oh, 35 years ago I had my first jo made, at a cabinet shop. Koichi Tohei sensei was in Seattle at the time, and I asked him what I should oil it with. "Your hands," he said. "If you are practicing enough, your hands will oil it just fine." I did, and it was.
I've had a couple of jo's since then, and never oiled any of them. They stay fairly glossy. Do I just have particularly sweaty hands?