E1473: Wooden Maasai Knobkerrie
5:Tools & Equipment for Science and Technology ➞ Armament ➞ Bludgeon
botanical ➔ wood
As a walking stick or to kill animals.
Description:A short wooden stick with knobbed head, traditionally used as a weapon by indigenous people in Eastern and Southern Africa. It can be used to kill predator's or even small animals. It can also be thrown to deliver a similar effect, but it can also be used as a walking stick. The knobkerrie can also have various significance to the person who holds as it can be used to display wealth or stature. The shaft can typically range between 2 and 4 feet long. Usually it is given to males to carry from puberty into adulthood.