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19th Century Native Indian Fighting Spear With Iron Weighted Ball Armour Piercing Pyramid Spike Tip & Bamboo Shaft. Sn 15399 - 15399
This is a very good Indian Fighting spear made some time in the 19th century. It measures 48 ½” overall length. It has a Bamboo shaft with spiked spear head which has an armour piercing pyramid shaped tip. The cast spear head consists of an 8 ½” length spike on top of a heavy 2” diameter fluted ball to add weight to the spear thrust during combat and multi facet hollow shaft which is wire and leather bound to the bamboo haft. The spear head measures 19 ¼” overall to the bottom of the binding. The metal has even patina. The base of the Bamboo haft is bound with cord. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15399
£195.00

Victorian Hand Crafted African Zulu Warrior’s Large Tropical Hard Wood Knobkerrie / War Club Formed From The Heart Wood (Strongest Part) Of The Tree With Iron Wire Binding. Sn 15012 - 15012
A Circa 19th Century Zulu Warrior’s large knobkerrie. Knobkerrie, also spelled knopkierie or knobkerry, are clubs used mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa. Typically they have a large knob at one end and can be used for throwing at animals in hunting or for clubbing an enemy's head. This knobkierie is hand crafted from the ‘heart wood’ (strongest part of the tree) of a tropical hard wood tree to form the knob and crafted to create the shaft. The club measures 29” in length. The bulbous ‘hammer’ head is 3” diameter & would create devastating injuries if used as a weapon. The well defined heart wood can clearly be seen in image 2. The hammer head and shaft have stable surface cracks, knocks and bumps to be expected with age. The shaft has a 2 ½” section of original iron wire binding at the top end where it meets the hammer head. The price for this knobkerrie includes delivery. Sn 15012
£295.00

FINE QUALITY, 19th Century Indian Fighting Spear With Armour Piercing Spikes. (Sn 14796 Swords & Edged Weapons) - 14796
This is a fine quality Indian Fighting spear made in the 19th century. It measures 89” overall length (7 Feet 5 Inches). It has a polished wood shaft with 1 ½” double edged armour piercing pointed blade on top of a 12 ½” hand tooled steel shaft with ornate ball and octagonal section. The bottom of the wood shaft has a 3 ½” leaf shaped armour piercing blade with hand tooled 3” steel shaft. The spear is straight with no damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14796
£345.00

Victorian Era Zulu Warrior’s Cured Leather Bound Assegai Short Stabbing Spear . Sn 14664 - 14664
The Assegai is a short handled stabbing spear invented by the legendary Zulu king Shaka in the early 1800s. The weapon revolutionized tribal warfare in Southern Africa. This Assegai measures 50 ¼” overall length. It’s iron 3” long leaf shaped blade has a visible 3 ½” tang securely attached to its hand crafted wood shaft by intricate cured leather cord binding. The wood has stable secure surface cracks consistent with age. The shaft is plain with no decoration. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14664
£245.00

19th Century Authentic Large Fighting Knife / Axe of the Mangbetu Tribe of Central Africa with Ivory Grip. Sn 14318 - 14318
A 19th Century authentic original fighting knife / axe of the Mangbetu people residing in Central Africa. The Mangbetu stood out to European explorers because of their elongated heads. Traditionally, babies' heads were wrapped tightly with cloth in order to give them this distinctive appearance. The practice, called Lipombo, began dying out in the 1950s with the arrival of more Europeans and westernisation. The Mangbetu are known for their highly developed art and music. One instrument associated with and named after them is the Mangbetu harp or guitar. Many recent studies feature the Mangbetu as a historically cannibalistic people. According to Mangbetu men interviewed in the documentary Spirits of Defiance: The Mangbetu People of Zaire it appears that many Mangbetu currently believe their ancestors to have practiced cannibalism. The knife was originally used as a weapon of war and also as an agricultural implement, but later on developed into a luxury item and a symbol of status and authority. This one is a 19th century one with a large sickle shaped blade. It measures 10 1/2" (point to point diagonally) and 15 1/4" overall from top to bottom. It is very nicely forged. The original blackening of the steel with the polished edges is maintained. There are three holes in the blade. It has a one piece ivory grip with very good yellowish age patina. The grip is secure. Sn 14318
£475.00

Victorian Era Zulu Warrior’s Wire Bound Tropical Hard Wood Assegai Stabbing Spear With Remnants Of Original Cow Hide Cover. Sn 14167 - 14167
The Assegai is a short handled stabbing spear invented by the legendary Zulu king Shaka in the early 1800s. The weapon revolutionized tribal warfare in Southern Africa. This Assegai measures 49 ½” overall length. It’s iron 5 ¼” long elegant leaf shaped blade has a round 7 ½” tang securely attached to its hand crafted tropical hard wood shaft by intricate iron wire binding. The bottom end of the shaft has a ½” section of iron wire binding and an 11” section of its original cow hide covering which is worn consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14167
£450.00

Victorian Hand Crafted African Zulu Warrior’s Wire Bound Tropical Hard Wood Knobkerrie / War Club. Sn 14164 - 14164
A 19th Century Zulu Warrior’s knobkerrie. Knobkerrie, also spelled knopkierie or knobkerry, are clubs used mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa. Typically they have a large knob at one end and can be used for throwing at animals in hunting or for clubbing an enemy's head. This knobkerrie is hand crafted from a tropical hard wood to form the knob and create the shaft. The club measures 21 ½” in length. The bulbous ‘hammer’ head is 3 ¼” diameter & would create devastating injuries if used as a weapon. The shaft has two 4 ¼” long sections of intricate heavy metal wire binding which appears to be a combination of iron and copper. The bottom end of the shaft is holed and fitted with 2 ¾” diameter iron ring for hanging from a shield or waist cord or fitting of a wrist cord. The price includes delivery. Sn 14164
£575.00

Early 1900's African Masai Lion Spear With Long 54cm Leaf Shaped Blade With Raised Medial Ridge , Short Central Haft And Spike Butt. Sn 13653 - 13653
Early 1900's African Masai Lion stabbing spear with 54cm long steel leaf shaped blade (73" overall length) weighing 1.9 kg. A spear is a pole weapon used for stabbing with iron or fire-hardened tip. The use of various types of the spear was widespread all over Africa and it was the most common weapon used before the introduction of firearms. The Zulu and other Nguni tribes of South Africa were renowned for their use of the spear. The spear was not only the most commonest weapon in Africa but was also used as a form of currency, tribes smelting iron spear heads traded the spear heads to their less skilful neighbours. This weapon has a 54 mm (21 1/4") long blade with a medial ridge along it's length, it is 33" including the socket for the haft. It has a short central 6" visible haft and a further iron 33" stabbing pike butt. The iron blade and spike are 'forced fit' onto the haft. The haft is plain hard wood and has been hand worked with a linear pattern. This is a very nice example. (See 'A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour in all Countries and in All Times' book by George Cameron Stone, Pages 572-573). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13653
£275.00

Early 1900's African Masai Lion Spear With Long 78mm Blade With Raised Medial Ridge , Short Central Haft And Spike Butt. Sn 13652 - 13652
Early 1900's African Masai Lion stabbing spear with 78mm long steel blade (74" overall length) weighing 1.7 kg. A spear is a pole weapon used for stabbing with iron or fire-hardened tip. The use of various types of the spear was widespread all over Africa and it was the most common weapon used before the introduction of firearms. The Zulu and other Nguni tribes of South Africa were renowned for their use of the spear. The spear was not only the most commonest weapon in Africa but was also used as a form of currency, tribes smelting iron spear heads traded the spear heads to their less skilful neighbours. This weapon has a 78 cm (30 3/4") long blade with a medial ridge along it's length, it is 37" including the socket for the haft. It has a short central 7" visible haft and a further iron 30" stabbing pike butt. The iron blade and spike are 'forced fit' onto the haft. The haft is plain hard wood. This is a very nice example. (See 'A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour in all Countries and in All Times' book by George Cameron Stone, Pages 572-573). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13652
£275.00

Early 1900's African Throwing Spear With Leaf Blade and 43" Dark Patina Haft. Sn 13651 - 13651
Early 1900's African throwing spear with leaf blade and 47" dark patina haft. An assegai is a pole weapon used for throwing, usually a light spear or javelin made of wood and pointed with iron or fire-hardened tip. The use of various types of the assegai was widespread all over Africa and it was the most common weapon used before the introduction of firearms. The Zulu and other Nguni tribes of South Africa were renowned for their use of the assegai. This weapon has a 6" leaf shaped blade with a medial ridge along it's length. The blade is secured with tightly wrapped reed. The shaft is 47" long and has a very nice dark patina. This is a very nice example. (See 'A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour in all Countries and in All Times' book by George Cameron Stone, Pages 572-573). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13651
£175.00
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