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A wooden nunchaku once owned by legendary martial arts film star Bruce Lee went for a whopping $83,200 last week at Julien's Auctions. Sold during the two day Hollywood Legends & Luminaries/Hollywood Sci-fi, Action, Fantasy and More event, the nunchaku was estimated to value around $2,000 but brought in more than 40 times that amount.
It's been reported the weapon was in the possession of Lee's student, Taky Kimura, who passed away earlier this year. Though it doesn't appear to have ever been used on film, Kimura certified the nunchaku was owned by Lee from the mid 1960s up until his death in 1973 and the actor regularly practiced with it. The highest ticket item at the auction was a Walther P5 pistol used by Sean Connery in his final appearance as superspy James Bond during the 1983 film Never Say Never Again, which sold for $106,250.