They generally carry a sjambok, a strip of rhinoceros hide about three feet long and an inch thick.
sjambok occurs in 17th-century accounts of India in the form chawbuck.
I exerted all my powers of persuasion to arrest the flight of my burghers; even bringing the sjambok into the argument.
There was the sjambok I had forgotten still lying on the window sill.
Then came the sharp crack as of a sjambok wielded by a strong and well-accustomed arm.
You are 'Mwanga's dog, and he will skin you with a sjambok soon.'
Now the sjambok cuts like a knife, and the savage gave a tremendous jump.
Sibijaan drove the mules and swung his sjambok without mercy.
“You should have seen Revell sabreing them all right and left with a sjambok when they cheeked him at that kraal,” guffawed Trask.
“Let him taste the sjambok” growled the old burgher who had expressed the opinion antagonistic to British veracity.