Enhanced Aikido Jo "Munen Muso"
Length 56", diameter 1", weight 29.7oz
This jo might be the nicest wooden jo ever produced. And we don't say that lightly. Not only is the wood exceedingly dense, its properties have be further improved by the enhancement process, and its color activity is second to none. The pictures don't fully capture the red/ivory speckling and islands of light and dark colors. Its shape is perfect.
None of this would have been possible without a lucky find as wood of this caliber is extremely rare. We see material of this strength and density come across from time to time but when the color aesthetics are this extraordinary, the piece is a one of a lifetime classification.
Notice that Kingfisher doesn't use machine graphics or laser technology shortcuts - the kanji are done by hand with a burning stylus. In this case the inscription clarity is superb and adds to the one-of-a-kind status of this weapon. The inscription reads, "Munen Muso" impassive state of mind.
Available for immediate shipment.
Hi Brad I received the bokken and OH MY GOD, it is beautiful I almost don't want to use it, it looks so good. The jo and tanto are awesome too. One question on the bamboo tsuba, when I try to fit it, it got to 3/4 of the length of where it's supposed to be at the beginning of the tsuka. I didn't want to jam it in there forcefully, so is there a proper technique to install the tsuba? I'm assuming that I put an o-ring on each side of the tsuba. Makers response-Thanks so much! Tsuba are custom fit to individual bokken. They are intended to be a little snug at first however, they will seat into the transition ramp after a bit of use.
Hello, I'm mailing you to let you know i received the 42" aikiken i ordered near the beginning of the month. it is of the best quality i've ever seen. awesome, awesome sword, thank you! the grain on the chisel top is wild, changing color from light to dark with movement and the patterns within the wood make me feel like i'm handling a much more expensive piece of art. i hope to take care of it well enough to hand it down to my children! i can't wait to order another one of your wooden weapons. hopefully soon! - Andrew