This Katana was made from a wood called Poplar, not from actual bamboo. It was carved and sculpted to resemble bamboo. Hand made using only hand tools. No machine or power tools were used. Primary tools used were razor blades, Miter box saw, files, chisels, and sand paper. The blade was crafted using razor blades and a technique using shadows. This particular blade was sharpened enough to actually cut through skin. However, this is only art and not used as a practice weapon. The Habaki or collar at the base of the blade is made of 6 layers of wood using both Poplar and Birch plywood. The diamond shape of the blade was precisely cut into each of the six layers, glued together, then filed and sanded to fit snuggly into the scabbard. The Tsuba or guard, was carved primarily using an X-acto razor knife, which is a bamboo motive of stalks and leaves.
I put the sword in the backseat of my car and a friend of mine borrow my car... Unfortunaly this 'friend' of mine somehow managed to crush the guard. So all that time spent into making all those tiny details is gone! ugh!
Edit 2: Sold!