Late-19th Century Zulu Warrior’s Assegai Ikwla Stabbing Spear
A fine example of a late-19th Century Zulu warrior’s Assegai Ikwla stabbing spear. This was a common type of weapon in Africa but it was with the Zulu Nation that this spear is most famously known. It has various names, including Assegai, Umkhonto and interestingly, Ikwla – apparently so-named because of the sound it made when withdrawn from a victim’s wound. This was the type of weapon used against the British Army during the Zulu Wars of the 1870’s. With finely hand wrought and hammered blade and hardwood shaft with great, deep age patina.
Condition of the Spear
In excellent shape for its age – blade with great colour – some age splits to shaft.
Specifications of the Spear
Length of the spear is 39 inches.
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