Post by worldantiques on Jan 12, 2012 4:21:55 GMT -5
An unusual weapon mentioned by Serge Mol is the "aribo", a forged octagon iron cane, this one fits the description although I can not find another image any were, it has a small hole with a copper insert and it has a taper, 35.5 inches long and quite heavy, you would not have wanted to wreck your sword on this. An Edo period police or security weapon presumably.
Another similar aribo.
A comparison between a kanamuchi (metal whip) top image, and an aribo.