Then you should know that a 45 inch length of bamboo, an inch around does not weigh "4 pounds."
I have an OAK staff, that is about 6 feet long and about an inch around--it does not weigh "4 lbs" why should a shorter piece of a much lighter, less dense plant??
My oak bokkn are a bit shorter than 45 inchs--say anywhere from 32-36 inchs. They are not that heavy either.
Again oak being a denser, heavier wood than bamboo or ratten.
Please, by all means explain.
[This message has been edited by cxt (edited 02-20-2005).]