Angoni Zulu war and hunting club 253

length: 29"
head circumference: 11 5/8"
shaft: 25"
weight: 1 lb 4.2 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 later years of Chief Jere. Solid wood head drilled out to accomodate wooden shaft.