The Zulus are perhaps the fiercest, most combative tribe in all South Africa. In the early 1800s the Zulu King, Shaka, subjugated the vast area of land between the Phongolo and Mzimkhulu rivers and laid the foundations for the Zulu Nation. Then in 1879 the Zulus handed the British one of the most humiliating defeats in history at the battle of Isandlwana, when they annihilated an entire column of 1200 Englishmen (who were supported by artillery and cavalry), and did it with little more than cowhide shields and their Assegais, or short stabbing spears. Even to this day, a Zulu tribesman is nobody to be trifled with. The thing that distinguishes the Zulu people most is their fondness for using a Knob Kerrie, or walking stick.
Our President, Lynn C. Thompson, who regularly hunts in South Africa, has amassed an impressive collection of these handmade sticks. Most of them are made from indigenous African hardwoods like Wild Olive, Pink Ivory, and Red Bush Willow, and are topped with a distinctive ball or knob. Adapted for the western marketplace, the Cold Steel African Walking Stick features some of the best parts of traditional Zulu Kerries like an undulating shaft, and the traditional geodesic ball grip. However, instead of using a costly exotic hardwood, we have made ours out of black Polypropylene. This means that, in addition to being unbreakable, it is also impervious to the elements. It will never rot, warp, crack, splinter, swell, shrink, mildew, or fade, and it is ready for all the wear and tear you, and the world, can dish out. Although its primary mission is to be a walking stick to aid ones balance when crossing uneven, slippery, wet or rough terrain, it can also serve as a pointer, lever, or probe. It also makes a formidable tool for self-defense in an emergency.
- Made from durable polypropylene
- Inspired by an African Zulu walking stick
- A great walking stick and self defense tool
- Length: 37 Inches
- Weight: 25.3 oz.
- Head: 2.75 Inches
- Diameter at Base: 1.75 Inches
- Diameter at Neck: 1.75 Inches
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Returns and Exchanges:
- We have a 90 day return policy.
- Items must be in their original condition to be returned.
- We cannot accept worn, washed, used, or damaged items.
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- *We can only process refunds to items returned within 30 days, after 30 days we offer exchange or store credit only
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