Flint (a small piece of chalcedony, length 1 1/4 i

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Flint (a small piece of chalcedony, length 1 1/4 in), steel (O-shaped, thin, of native workmanship, broken at one end, length 3 5/8 ins), and tinder (? plant-down); the latter contained in a cylinder of thick iron (length 1 1/2 in), formed from the end of a gun-barrel (as the late Mr. F. C. Selous pointed out when looking through this Collection); its surface decorated by a rudely-engraved native pattern of bands and lozenges; made and used by a Zulu; collected at Buluwayo. South Africa.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/183
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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