The Iwisa, also known as a knobkierrie, is a wooden club used in Southern and Eastern Africa. It was the Long-Range weapon of Shaka Zulu.
The Iwisa is a long handled wooden club, about two feet long, ending in a thick knob. Sometimes, the knob or head is ornately carved with faces or shapes that have symbollic meanings.
The Iwisa was thrown end over end as a distance weapon or used for clubbing the enemy's head in close range. In addition to the Zulu, this weapon was used by protesters and the police opposing them during the Apartheid era in South Africa. During peacetime, it could also function as a walking stick.