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Old 02-28-2005, 09:54 AM   #1
John Boswell
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Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland, Texas
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Different woods for weapons

Orange Osage has been mentioned as a good wood for weapons, but I've never seen anyone actually build weapons out of it.

Anyone have such weapons? How do they hold up? Good points or Bad?

Also: Walnut. I've never heard anyone ever say,"I have a walnut bokken/jo and ..." Has anyone ever looked into using Walnut? Anyone know about the quality of such a wood?

I'm very interested in hearing from people with actual experience with both Osage and Walnut. They seems like good woods, but I have NO information on people who actually use them or have them. Any info you have would be great!

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