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#1 frkirk

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:03 AM

Purchased from Kinokuniya in Tokyo who bought it as part of a collection of unusual weaponry.  Unfortunately it appears to have been overcleaned by a previous owner but there is still good patina visible.  In the hand it feels old and authentic, is gorgeously balanced, fast, smooth and feels great.  While I cannot be 100% sure in terms of age (it is very unusual) I would agree with Kinokuniya who told me it was from the Edo period.

Measures 33.8 cm long x 16 mm wide at center by 6 mm wide at tip.  One tip is Weighs a hefty 12 ounces (340.2 grams)

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#2 b.hennick

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 05:04 AM

I have not seen such a weapon before. Is it related to shuriken?


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#3 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:44 AM

We use something similar in SMR Jodo as part of training for the jutte, but ours are tapered wood.


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#4 John A Stuart

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 09:55 AM

Longer than usual yawara? John



#5 vajo

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:45 AM

For what is this?  :o  :dunno:



#6 frkirk

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 12:16 PM

I learned from another forum that it may be a tanbo.  https://en.wikipedia....org/wiki/Tanbō


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#7 SAS

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:59 PM

"Tetsubo" has been rattling around in my mind.


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#8 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 01:23 AM

Tanbo is correct, Kirk. Sorry, I should have named in my earlier post.

 

Bo => Jo => Tanjo => Tanbo  in decreasing lengths.


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#9 frkirk

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 02:56 AM

Thank you Ken!


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#10 Curran

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 04:42 AM

I have not seen such a weapon before. Is it related to shuriken?

 

More likely grappling and using of the tapered ends to strike towards pressure point. A poke center sternum will slow down most anybody.

I doubt they are legal these days, but we had a few classes training with metal ones like this in an Atlanta martial arts class 30 years ago.

 

The primary teacher was also a police instructor for the Atlanta Police Department. 125lbs of mild mannered badass that could grab your wrist, tap your forearm n side of neck... and next thing you knew you were regaining consciousness in the arms of whomever had caught you a few seconds ago.

     His motto was "no matter how badass you think you are, a surprise shovel to the face always wins". He closed a lot of classes with that phrase. Good teacher.


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#11 frkirk

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 03:13 PM

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