small sjambok with carved handle (kiboko)
Very old sjambok with ornamental carvings on the handle plus a monogram reading "JRB". Overall condition is good, except a small part of the tip missing. The leather is very supple and shows signs of frequent use. Length without wrist loop: 3.5 ft, tapering from 22mm (7/8") down to 6mm (1/4").
Origin: South Africa
Purpose: Punishment/flagellation, Self defense
Added on: 2006-03-17