Bamboo Splitter for cutting bamboo into 6 equal strips, for building or weaving, by hand.
Made of cast iron, weighs 1.260 kg,
Length (from end of one handle to the end of the opposite one): 310 mm
Internal Circumference 97mm, so can be used to split any bamboo culm (stick) this diameter or less into 6 equal strips.
The tool is started by hammering it into the end of a culm and then using the handles to pull it through—splitting the piece from end-to-end.