A friend of mine received this kendama as a hand-me-down from his cousin, and none of us seem to know what it is. I would ignore the tama because I don’t believe that was the original. I’m fairly new to the kendama game and I thought it was interesting because this ken has a fixed sarado and a little metal bevel. It is also strung straight through as opposed to the string being at an angle. It appears to me to be a knockoff Tribute of some sort, but I don’t want to make any false accusations.
And since we’re on the topic, was the Tribute the first kendama to have a fixed sarado?
Thanks for your help guys!