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Old 15th August 2008, 04:45 PM   #1
Luc LEFEBVRE
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Default African, but what for ?

Someone asked me to identify this object.
Sure it's African, sub-saharian.
Made of wood covered with leather with a bronze "hammer" and a bronze removable cone at the top.
It don't look like a weapon, even a recade, surely a tool.
But what is this kind of hammer and cold used for ?
Salt, camel ??
Thanks for your help.
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Old 15th August 2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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It's some type of riding crop and the stopper part is for salt or snuff I think.

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Old 15th August 2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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Hi Luc,

I have a similar one in my collection. Mine has an iron head and is quite heavy. In my opinion, it's some kind of mace or warhammer.





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Old 15th August 2008, 05:43 PM   #4
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Looks sorta like a elephant goad. but.., camel goad?
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Old 15th August 2008, 07:29 PM   #5
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I wondered whether the 'cone' might fit the 'hammer'. It seems unusual , to me, for a cone to be used as a stopper. Obviously it would suffice, but often the 'pointed' end would be flattened.

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