What is this? Monk Discipline?

Jan 2019
2
Riverside, CA
I was given this when my grandfather passed, it was in his office, and I was told that it was some kind of monk disciplinary device... not sure the accuracy of that, so I figured id ask here... anyone have any idea and maybe some articles/photos to prove authenticity just by comparison? Thanks!
 

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Ad Honorem
Jul 2014
6,743
Lower Styria, Slovenia
Looks quite a bit like a knobkerrie, a stick weapon used by certain tribes in Southern Africa, like the Matabele, Sotho, Zulu etc.
 
Jan 2019
2
Riverside, CA
Wow, thanks for being so quick with the find! That's exactly what it looks like (quick google search). I wonder how it came into his possession... Thank you again!