Japanese Bamboo Stick Sword This simple yet effective sword is made of natural bamboo and carbon steel. Its light weight and solid strength, allow it to be wielded at high speeds, making it a superior weapon in close combat.
Just arrived, I was surprised and unaware of the shape and how massive this blade is. Nobutaka its dated in late 1780s NOBUTAKA (信高), 7th gen., Tenmei (天明, 1781-1789), Owari – “Kitsui Shirō Nobutaka” (橘井四郎信高), real name Kitsui Shirō (橘井四郎), he also bore the first name Ihei (猪平) and died in the eighth month Kansei ten (寛政, 1798). Added to the collection of David W. Easley.