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I came across this Knobkerrie the other day. It measures 28 inches in length, and has five sections of copper binding. But when I look at the ball it doesn't look as well formed as other examples I have seen. So the question is... Is it Zulu?

Steve.

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Yes - it is Zulu - and a very nice example for someone of importance (at least in his mind). This is not a fighting Iwisa - it is an Iqubhanga (Iqubanga)

These were carried by chiefs in the Kraal. It is of course a weapon in it's own right, but was mainly used as a staff of office. Mervyn

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Hi Mervyn, and thanks again for the information. I was just a little concerned about the ball. It doesn't appear to be as rounded and smooth as my other example - or others I have seen. I did like it though, and I made the purchase. did you manage to pin down the regiment for the shield I posted last week?

Steve.

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Think of it as more like a British walking stick. I haven't forgotten the shield - The African East Coast seacom cable off of Egypt has

been ruptured. Until repairs our hours allowed on internet are severely restricted. Mervyn

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