In Belgian colonies, the sjambok has been called "Chicotte". This item has a flat-oval handle section, because the used hide was too thin for fully rounded work. In the middle section a wiring has been, which consisted either of copper or a copper alloy. The whip has been made in the 19th century and shows many signs of use.
Origin: South Africa
Purpose: Herding, Punishment/flagellation, Self defense
Added on: 2008-09-20