An African knobkerrie, handcrafted out of African Thorn tree wood . The Knobkerrie as it is known in African terms is a club that is part of the African shield and used as a protective weapon when on attack or as a cultural decoration in the African ceremonies. This Knob-Kerrie has Nguni hide under the shaft of the ball and is set in a dark black colour.
Usually on an African shield you will get the Knob Kerrie, spear and center shaft. This tool was used by Zulu men as an attacking tool to hit their enemy on the head with a Zulu shield in one hand to protect themselves and the Knob-Kerrie in the other while charging forward. A spear was also used with this tool and would be thrown just before attack and then charge with the Knob-Kerrie.