African Stick - Walking Stick

African Stick - Walking Stick

Product Code: 91WAS

Manufacturer: Cold Steel

£36.00 (INC. VAT)


£36.00 (INC. VAT)


The Zulus are perhaps the fiercest, most combative tribe in all South Africa. In the early 1800's 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've made ours out of black Polypropylene. This means that, in addition to being unbreakable, it's also impervious to the elements. It will never rot, warp, crack, splinter, swell, shrink, mildew or fade, and it's 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 one's balance when crossing uneven, slippery, wet or rough terrain, it can also serve as a pointer, lever, or probe.

Weight 25.3oz 0.72kg
Head 2¾" 7.0cm
Neck Thickness 1¾" 4.4cm
Base Thickness 1¼" 3.2cm
Material Polyproplyene
Overall 37" 94.0cm

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Manufacturer Cold Steel
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    Great item
    Review by Happy shopper
    Well made and really strong at a fair price will be keeping an eye out for other items
  • Price
    Awesome Product
    Review by Paul
    Back home I had a wooden Knob Kerrie which was great but I left it behind in the move. Order process with Southern Swords is slick and pain free, delivery was quick. Product is slightly bigger/heavier than I thought it would be but not an issue. Very well made and should last pretty much indefinitely, a welcome addition to my collection.
  • Price
    Very solid & sturdy stick but not perfect
    Review by Batfink
    Good quality stick this & perfect length for me at 6 foot 2 but maybe too long for shorter people, the ball handle is too big for me though, the Walkabout stick from the same manufacturer has the right size head but it's too long at 38 inches, a shorter Walkabout stick wuuld be perfect for me but I think right length is more important than head size so this stick is the best compromise.
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    Review by Tim
    This is a very high quality walking stick! It's durable, sturdy and easy in the hand. Not to mention it looks lovely and offers a good self defence option if necessary.