This Prototype #000 Cane Sword Set by Walter Brend features the Walterboro SC Logo. It has a mirror polished blade with .242" blade stock and .913" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle and scabbard are made of matching wood and has a rubber end. Comes with a matching wooden cane with rubber end. Definitely one of a kind. Both come with cloth sword bags.
Both the sword and the cane have a rubber “foot”. The wood is teardrop shaped to function as a martial arts weapon by itself (without using the sword). You can see a (brass?) inlay at the end of both items with the initials of Earle Marvin (ERM) in it. The wood for both the sword and the cane has been picked in a way that they both look almost identical.
Walter Brend used to have a photo of Earl Marvin with the sword on his old website. He stated to the owners son at some point that the sword is worth $15,000
"We had 3 cane swords made by the famous Walter Brend. He specializes in combat knives mostly for military. These Cane Swords have wooden handles and sheaths. They look like a cane, but have a deadly and extremely sharp blade hidden inside. Very secret weapon, has rubber stubs at the bottom to appear like a real cane.These swords were made for the late Kyoshi Earle Marvin, a master in martial arts. Kyoshi was my father and his sword was the very first made. There are only 8 in the world and I have #00 and #02. #00 is in immaculate condition, never has been used for anything other than practice in the air. It's the lighter wood handle with matching case. #02 has been used and was restained. Walter Brend stated that they are worth $15,000 per sword at least b/c only 8 exist. One (#01) was burned in a house fire, so not including these 2, there are only 5 left in existence."