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Isandula

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PostSubject: Carved Rorke's Drift knobbie   Carved Rorke's Drift knobbie EmptySat Jan 13, 2018 8:38 pm

Picked this up at the Camden Passage Market in London some 20 years back.  29" long and carved with "Zululand, 1879"; "Rorkes Drift"; "January 22-23"; and "2/24".   Period knobbie; don't know provenance.  May be passing on from this collection shortly.
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PostSubject: Re: Carved Rorke's Drift knobbie   Carved Rorke's Drift knobbie EmptySat Jan 13, 2018 10:07 pm

Very nice item. Let us know when it up for sale.
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PostSubject: Re: Carved Rorke's Drift knobbie   Carved Rorke's Drift knobbie EmptySat Jan 13, 2018 10:47 pm

Chances are it will be on ebay next weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Carved Rorke's Drift knobbie   Carved Rorke's Drift knobbie EmptySat Jan 13, 2018 11:13 pm

Will be bidding non the item. I can "BUY IT NOW" if it is indeed available. Just think, you would save on ebay and Paypal fees which I hear are quite high. I live in Canada and am long time collector.
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PostSubject: Carved RD Knobbie    Carved Rorke's Drift knobbie EmptySun Jan 14, 2018 1:25 am

Hi Isandula
An excellent piece which I wouldnt mind getting hold of either ! .
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PostSubject: The Iwisa   Carved Rorke's Drift knobbie EmptyMon Jan 15, 2018 5:09 pm

Hi All,

A very nice piece of Zululand memorabilia, BUT, of very dubious provenence ,.... vis-à-vis January 1879.
This knobbed stick is the traditional "Iwisa" ( Zulu translation ; "fall down"), or known as a  kerrie to colonialists and Boers alike - a formidable Zulu weapon- and a very effective skull crusher.
The nicely textured tight grained deep brown coloured  wood is very hard and is harvested from the TAMBOETJI tree ( not to be confused with Tamboekie grass, with tall, bamboo like segmented stems, which is endemic in the area ).
The wood in the pictured kerrie is not cracked or fissured, thus suggesting that it's age is probably less that 80 years and was very likely purpose made for the tourist industry.
In Zulu culture the Induna or tribal elder, would carry sticks with large knobs like this, the bigger the knob indicating his higher social status. From his peers, the carrier of such a stick would attract exclamations of  "INDODAAA"  shouted in reverence,  but accompanied by some tittering as well.
To make such a weapon the Zulu would sever  a whole major limb from a Tamboetji tree, selecting one at least 200m in diameter at its base and 3  -  4 metres long. The limb would then be pared down to shape the large knob at the wider end and the thinner handle at the other. The parings and the rest of the branch would be burned, but this had to be done carefully as the smoke from a Tamboetji fuelled fire is quite noxious.
The occurrence of the Tamboetji tree is endemic in the region and  found mostly in broad leaved scarp forests  mixed with patches of Acacia thorn , Wild Plums etc, but in some places small stands of these trees are also found at higher elevations in flatter, dryer parts of coastal dune forests .

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