Angoni Zulu war and hunting club c251

length: 26 3/4"
head circumference: 12 1/2"
shaft: 23"
weight: 1 lb 1.8 oz

War and hunting club of the Angoni, a migratory tribe of Zulu. This type of weapon is usually referred to as a "knobkerrie", but that nomenclature was imposed by the Dutch south Afrikaans and is not a native term. This particular club was collected in Mzimba, Malawi, in the time of Chief Jere. Solid wood head drilled out to accomodate wooden shaft.