What is this? Monk Discipline?

Jan 2019
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!



Ad Honorem
Jul 2014
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
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!

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