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Old 29th February 2024, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Amazing studded and wired Knobkerrie

Just received this behemoth in the mail. It is amazing. One of the coolest things I have had the pleasure of owning. I just wanted to share since it was a bit hard to find
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Old 1st March 2024, 06:34 AM   #2
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Very nice, lucky you.
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Old 1st March 2024, 07:14 AM   #3
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Really nice. Is it Shona, Zulu, ... ?
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Hello Nutellakinesis,

Nice and I guess heavy knobkerrie! I personally would polish up the wire cover at the handle, it will look beautiful!

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Really nice. Is it Shona, Zulu, ... ?
It is probably Zulu. I donít have a detailed history on it though. Dated to mid to late 19th century
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Hello Nutellakinesis,

Nice and I guess heavy knobkerrie! I personally would polish up the wire cover at the handle, it will look beautiful!

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Might polishing the handle create a jarring contrast between it and the knob?

While detail cleaning can bring visual excitement, it might remove patination.

A conundrum.
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Might polishing the handle create a jarring contrast between it and the knob?

While detail cleaning can bring visual excitement, it might remove patination.

A conundrum.
I think I will keep it as is. I donít want to corrode anything since it in very good condition for its age
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Might polishing the handle create a jarring contrast between it and the knob?

While detail cleaning can bring visual excitement, it might remove patination.

A conundrum.
Hello Bob,

See the pics of how it will look. You can't remove the patina by this, copper and brass wire will get black again in a short time.

But the tribes have done such a time-killing artwork not to be invisible I guess.

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Just received this behemoth in the mail. It is amazing. One of the coolest things I have had the pleasure of owning. I just wanted to share since it was a bit hard to find
Here a very similar one, found here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...ight=zulu+wire
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Hello Bob,

See the pics of how it will look. You can't remove the patina by this, copper and brass wire will get black again in a short time.

But the tribes have done such a time-killing artwork not to be invisible I guess.

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I have a fully wire wrapped staff just like the one in your second picture! Is it yours?
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I have a fully wire wrapped staff just like the one in your second picture! Is it yours?
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No, it's not mine, I've taken the pics from old threads. I collect mainly South-East-Asia but I like this wire work. May I ask you which metals are used in the wire from your beautiful new toy?

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No, it's not mine, I've taken the pics from old threads. I collect mainly South-East-Asia but I like this wire work. May I ask you which metals are used in the wire from your beautiful new toy?

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I canít be 100% sure, but based on its age and place of origin likely brass and copper
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I canít be 100% sure, but based on its age and place of origin likely brass and copper
From your pics I would guess iron with brass or copper. Like I said before, I personally would polish it up a little bit.

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