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Cold Steel 91WAS African Walking Stick, 37" Overall

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Part Number: CS91WAS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS91WAS: Cold Steel African Walking Stick

Weight: 25.3oz
Head: 2 3/4"
Thick: 1 1/4"(base) 1 3/4"(neck)
Material: Polypropylene
Length: 37" overall

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. It also makes a formidable tool for self-defense in an emergency.

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Bob Oli
Mar 11, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Materials
Cons: None
The ball end is too big .It is like trying to use the big end of A softball bat asA CANE . It is very well made . Just make the ball a lot smaller.
5 out of 5
Northern Wisconsin
Jan 22, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Finish
Cons: None
Makes a Great Cudgeol
The thing is indestructible. At the same time it's head is far to big to be used as a walking stick. Makes for a great weapon tho. I cut 11-inches off the end and is a great club. I should not like to be on the receiving end of the thing. Cut it shorter for less recovery time after swinging it. If you do not understand this, then let it go. We have problems with home intrusions in our home that do not necessarily need a bullet to put someone down. It sits right next to my recliner. If there is a problem, my dog will distract him as I knock him out and dial 911. Life is good!
5 out of 5
Peter W
Ann Arbor MI
Oct 29, 2012
Pros: Durability, Finish, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: None
Cold Steel African Walking Stick
excellent durable walking stick meets expectations shipping was quick and well packed
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