A SOUTH AFRICA 1877-79 CAMPAIGN MEDAL TO 1309 PTE H. HERBERT, 2-24TH FOOT South Africa Medal, clasp 1877-8-9, correctly engraved 1309 Pte H Herbert 2-24th Foot, condition GVF+; with cap badge, button and belt buckle of the 24th Foot; sold with a Knobkerrie, which the recipient likely brought home as a souvenir Henry Herbert was born in Kingston, London, in 1838. He attested on the 11th of September 1860, aged 22, giving his occupation as Labourer.
196. DOG HEAD KNOBKERRIE CANE -CA. 1860 -SILVER PLATED ...196. Dog Head Knobkerrie Cane -Ca. 1860 -Silver plated metal knob modeled, heavy cast and finely chased to depict a long eared setter head with a short muzzle and well defined eyes on an integral collar with Baroque scrolls, ebonized hardwood shaft. However, what makes it more special, is that the heavy weight and pointed muzzle of the dog head, make it a dangerous disguised weapon cane, a Knobkerrie, also called Life Preserver or Bludgeon. It survived in good condition with apparent and desirable signs of age. -For Bludgeon Canes see C. Dike, Cane Curiosa, chapter 28 Bludgeons, Page 279, 28/1 and chapter 29, Sword canes, page, 297, and Francis Monek’s book, Canes Through The Ages, page 217 & 226. -H. 1 ½” x 1 ½”, O.L. 32 ½” -$200-$300
164. LION KNOBKERRIE CANE -CA. 1870 -L-SHAPED AND HEAVY...164. Lion Knobkerrie Cane -Ca. 1870 -L-shaped and heavy cast white metal lion cane, ebony shaft and a metal ferrule. The prone lion comes on an elaborate integral plinth starting with baroque scrolls followed by an encircling laurel wreath, a longer angled stem to terminate with multiple rings. Furthermore, this cane is also a redoubtable disguised life preserver weapon. Rightfully swung in trained hands, the heavy handle and its pointed tip can have devastating effects. Obviously used over a longer period, it has the right amount of wear to increase its appeal and not diminish its value and is praised by a grown age patina. -H. 3” x 3 ¼”, O.L. 32 ½” -$300-$400
127. KNOBKERRIE LION AND SNAKE CANE -DATED 1891 -L-SHAP...127. Knobkerrie Lion and Snake Cane -Dated 1891 -L-shaped white metal handle finely modeled, cast and chased to depict a lion and a snake and an ebony shaft. Distinguished by a high relief and fine detail this cane is also redoubtable, disguised life preserver weapon as the heavy handle can have devastating effects when rightfully swung in trained hands. -H. 4 ¼” x 2 ¼”, O.L. 36 ¾” -$300-$400
77. BRONZE RAM CANE -20TH CENTURY -WELL-MODELED AND HEA...77. Bronze Ram Cane -20th Century -Well-modeled and heavy cast Ram had with curving horns, plain gold color metal collar, ash shaft and a metal ferrule. Strong design and beautiful patina are trademarks here. This cane is also a knobkerrie and can be used for defense. -H. 2 ½” x 2 ¾”, O.L. 36 ¾” -$200-$300
SILVER KNOBKERRIE CANECa 1880-Ball shaped metal handle covered with a beautifully braided silver wire wrapping and its slim and plain silver collar on a malacca shaft and a long white metal ferrule. The weighty ball is fitted with an equally heavy and long stem walled in the shaft and makes of this cane, in the right trained hands, a redoubtable and devastating disguised weapon. The cane shows the right amount age marks and also possible of violence signs to increase its appeal and not diminish its value and is praised by a grown age patina. Notable is that the initial definition of a knobkerrie, also spelled knobkerry, knobkierie, and knopkierie (Afrikaans), is a form of club used mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa. Typically, they have a large knob at one end and can be used for throwing at animals in hunting or for clubbing an enemy's head. The name was taken over by the English cane terminology and is duplicate of Live-Preserver Cane, Canne Casse-Tête in French or Lebensretter in German. Furthermore, it has the crossover appeal of associating with more than one collecting field to make it a desirable and great collectable. H. 1 ½” x 1 ½”, O.L. 34 ¼”
PANTHER KNOBKERRIE CANE-Ca 1900 -L-shaped silver plated metal knob well modeled, cast and finely chased to depict a prone panther on a malacca shaft. Very agreeable in the hand due to its large size, ergonomic shape as well as a sleek profile with delicate undercuts, this cane is furthermore a redoubtable disguised life preserver also called bludgeon weapon. Rightfully swung in trained hands, the heavy handle and its pointed tip in combination with the flexible shaft can have devastating effects. -Obviously used over a longer period, it has the right amount of wear to increase its appeal and not diminish its value and is praised by a grown age patina. -For Bludgeon Canes see C. Dike, Cane Curiosa, chapter 28 Bludgeons, Page 279, 28/1 and chapter 29, Sword canes, page, 297, and Francis Monek’s book, Canes Through The Ages, page 217 & 226. -H. 4” x 4”, O.L. 3” x 2 ¾”, O.L. 36 ½” -$300-$400
ROSEWOOD FLICK STICK CANE-Ca. 1860 -Dark and beautifully veined rosewood ball knobbed malacca cane with a metal ferrule and an ejecting 6 ¾” tall, square cut spike blade with two side feathers and a white metal cap cover. -Classic inconspicuous defense cane in good quality and with good mechanics. -While a sword cane requests the use of the two hands, great imagination was sought to invent a blade, which could spring forth with the help of only one hand. Indeed, this flick stick also called stiletto cane can be used with one hand. When the cane is swung, centrifugal force allows the steel blade with pointed tip to snap out and lock through the hinged round trap door. The blade can be returned to its chamber by disengaging simultaneously both clutch steel bands on its side. -However, what makes this cane more interesting is the most unusual large and weighty knob, which additionally makes of it a Knobkerrie also called Life Preserver or Bludgeon cane. Rightfully swung in trained hands, the combination of heavy knob and flexible shaft can have devastating effects. -H. 1 ¼” x 1”, O.L. 36 ½” -$500-$600 -For similar canes see C. Dike, Cane Curiosa, chapter 28 Sword canes, page, 297, and Francis Monek’s book, Canes Through The Ages, page 217 & 226.
IRON KNOBKERIE CANE-Ca. 1890 -Iron knob fashioned in a plain and flattened ball shape and its iron collar turned with multiple rings mounted on a stepped malacca shaft strengthened and weighted with a concealed iron rod and a metal ferrule. -Rightfully swung in trained hands, the weight of the knob and stiffen shaft becomes devastating effects. Worn for support and protection, this cane is a dangerous disguised weapon, a Knobkerrie, also called Life Preserver or Bludgeon. -It survived in its initial condition and with the anticipated signs of age. Notable is the natural mottled coloring of the malacca, which in itself is a great collectable rarity and adds to the desirability to this cane. -H. 1 ¼” x 1 ¾”, O.L. 33 ¼” -$300-$500 -For Bludgeon Canes see C. Dike, Cane Curiosa, chapter 28 Bludgeons, Page 279, 28/1 and chapter 29, Sword canes, page, 297, and Francis Monek’s book, Canes Through The Ages, page 217 & 226.
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