This is a rare Japanese arrow dating to the Shinto Period, before 1867. It is 27 inches in length with a cane shaft, iron head and wood nock. It is a special arrow used to be fired from a palenquin which is a small enclosed litter in which dignitaries and war lords were transported. A special short bow was used and together, the occupant could defend himself against attack. Condition is as shown.ZZ5.Please note: I am always happy to ship worldwide and only charge actual postage costs only, I do not believe in packing or handling charges. However any item that measures 60 inches in length or longer may or may not be able to be shipped internationally through the United States Postal Service. Contact us regarding any shipping information that is needed.