29” length, tapered, the terminal carved as a human head. Made from the inner face of the heartwood and the sapwood providing the light and dark mix characteristic of Zulu wood items, particularly knobkerries. In this instance, the shaft is of dark heartwood and the face only of the lighter outer layer producing a clever eye-catching result. The carving of rudimentary quality, typical for African art. Zulu figural carving is quite rare.