A- Grade Tonkin Bamboo 10-Pack – FINAL INVENTORY




Grown In China.
Imported by Peak Bamboo.

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Hey, we’re CLOSED but we still have a pile of bamboo.  Interested?  Minimum order is 1x Ten Pack of A Grade or 2x Ten Packs of A- Grade.  Or buy us out and the price is super low….cash and carry at $5.00 per 6′ section regardless of grade (plus PA tax at 6%).  We have less than one large storage unit of bamboo left and we’d love to empty the unit.  You’ll need a very large truck and lots of strong help.  It’s $10.00 per 6′ section if I have to move it again.  Email us: info@goldenwitch.com .




8/28/22:  Folks, I need to emphasize while December 14th is the last possible day that GW & Peak Bamboo will be open on a full time basis, there is a VERY strong chance we’ll close sooner.  Our home goes on the market shortly (late September/early October) and the moment the house is under contract, I’ll close the webstore, pack any remaining orders, and that’s that…it’s done.  If you want bamboo, buy the culms now while you have the opportunity.  As folks who ‘wanted’ but didn’t immediately order agate guides discovered, once the item is sold out, or the item is marked ‘out of stock,’ or the webstore is turned off, it is too late.  Please take me seriously.  This whole endeavor isn’t like your local used furniture store doing it’s thrice-annual “Going Out of Business” sale.  We are going out of business in Pennsylvania, thus in the United States, and only *might* re-open from Curacao in 2024 if I decide to.  We won’t be selling bamboo from Curacao.


Please Read This:  ALL A- Bamboo is now cut to halves…no more thirds are available.  ALL A- Bamboo will be shipped with drying splits. 

A- Tonkin Bamboo LIMITED Availability:  As of 6/23/22 we have approximately 120x 10-Packs of A- Tonkin remaining.  If you’re debating a purchase, now is the time to buy.  We expect to be sold out before we close up for our December vacation.  Thanks much for your business!

FINAL INVENTORY!  We’re clearing out the bamboo in all grades.  We have so much A- that we’ve dropped the price again.  A+ Culms are SOLD OUT.  We will not need to drop the price on A grade culms as they are getting very low in our final months.  The A- sticks on this page represent a great value if you don’t mind working around, or with, a few extra blemishes…see the note below to understand that our A- culms are still high graded compared to much of what a maker might receive in a typical unsorted bale.


BEST PRICE EVER – FINAL INVENTORY BLOWOUT!  Rodmakers, if you flame your rods, or if you don’t mind beauty marks on your light-colored rods, this is great material at a fabulous price. 


Hey Russ,  I just finished splitting, pressing nodes, and straightening the strips on the butt section of the first A- culm.  Wow!  I was surprised on the time you save working with high grade bamboo.  My first bundle of bamboo was purchased from [a west coast competitor].  I’m coming to the end of the bundle & really should have passed on a lot of it for rod making.  As you call it “plant stakes”.  It’s just hard throwing away material….  I thought your prices were high compared to others, but the time savings just in splitting & straightening has saved so much already.  Can’t wait to get on with the rest of the build.  I really appreciate the notes on the culms as well.  Steers me in the right direction.  Another GREAT product from Golden Witch!  Stay safe & healthy!  Chuck R.  (USA)

Inventory Reduction Sale:  We have too much A- Bamboo relative to our inventory of the the other two grades.  We’re offering ten packs at a discount and we’ll do 12 culms for 10, too.   In order to get the 12 For 10 deal you MUST request “12 For 10” in the comments section of your order form.  Please expect the shipping charges to be higher than it would be for a comparable 10 pack due to the weight of the two free culms added to the boxes.  If you do not request “12 For 10” then we assume you don’t want to pay the additional shipping and we will not pack the free culms in your boxes;  Once packed, we can not not alter your order because twelve culm orders ship in different boxes than 10 culm orders.


Ten packs of A- Peak Bamboo normally retail for $539.55 + S/H/I.

Inventory Reduction Sale – We Ship: if we’re cutting & shipping inside the United States, then the sale price is now $399.95 + S/H/I.  This is the sale price noted in the webstore.  As above, you may request the “12 For 10” deal and we’ll ship 12 culms for the price of a ten pack.



Grown In China.
Imported by Peak Bamboo.
This is our A- bamboo TEN-CULM PACK. (The pictures don’t do it justice, but read the testimonials to fully understand what you’re ordering)

Read everything you need to know about Peak Bamboo at PeakBamboo.com, then return here to order. You’ll learn things like:

  • What is the bamboo graded on?
  • Who’s doing the grading?
  • Why you should buy Peak Bamboo, as opposed to other brands
  • How much do we keep on hand? and how much should you keep on hand?

Important Details:

  • Shipping of all bamboo is on a custom, per-order basis and will be billed separately, after we cut, package, and weigh it. This currently takes 10 business days due to our backlog. PLEASE BE PATIENT.
  • Need FAT culms? These are rare, but may be available at a premium.  EMAIL US FOR DETAILS.

Looking for A or A+ Bamboo?

Looking for a Sampler? or a Beginner Pack?

RE Drying Splits:

Culms WITHOUT A Drying Split may travel better, but may also develop entirely random check splits due to temperature and humidity variations; Culms WITH A Drying Split will have, obviously, the drying split and they will also have a hinge split opposite the drying split…these culms are more compressible and may develop additional “handling” splits especially at the ends of culms, but they are less likely to develop random splits. It really is six of one, half a dozen of the other. Pick your poison.  Or travel to pick them up yourself, which is the best way to secure 12′ sticks and to protect your investment.  We offer Open Warehouse Saturdays approximately once per month.

RE Length, we have two options:

  • 12′ cut into halves (Approx. 71” after sawing; clearly marked and bundled)
  • 12′ cut into thirds (Approx.. 47” after sawing; clearly marked and bundled)


ROUGH U.S. Shipping Estimates:  UPS Rates KEEP Going Up.  These are just ballpark estimates and you’ll note that the shipping drops dramatically as you move from one to six culms.  A single culm is running $85-$120 to most Continental US locations, but it’s the box length and ‘dimensional weight’ that drive up the initial shipping cost.  Two culms would be in the range of $95 -$135.00.  By six culms you’re looking at $145-$195.  At ten culms figure $22.00-$35/culm depending on location.  Individual culm weight does come into play, and the average A+ stick weighs more than the average A- stick, so ten of one grade vs. ten of another grade would have modestly different shipping costs to the same location.  If we run a sale that offers you the chance to request an extra culm or two, expect that the free culm(s) will still add to your shipping expense.