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Early 1900's African Masai Lion Spear With Long 78cm Blade With Raised Medial Ridge , Short Central Haft And Spike Butt. Sn 13652 - 13652
Early 1900's African Masai Lion stabbing spear with 78cm 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

Early 1900's African Throwing Spear With Leaf Blade and 43" Dark Patina Haft. Sn 13650 - 13650
Early 1900's African throwing spear with leaf blade and 43" 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 7" leaf shaped blade with a medial ridge along it's length. It also has 5" of steel visible shaft. The shaft with blade is secured with tightly wrapped reed. The shaft is 43" 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 13650
£175.00

A Lifetime Collection Of Approximately 100 Knapped Flints In An Oak Glazed Table Top Display Case. Sn 13654 - 13654
This is a lifetime collection of approximately 100 knapped flints in an oak glazed table top display case. The case measures 24" x 14" x 5" and the sides are dovetailed. This collection is very well presented in a very nicely made oak glazed table top display case. Flint has been used for the raw material for tools longer than any other material and it does not decay. It is very hard but is easily flaked and produces razor sharp flakes, unfortunately it is slightly porous so that it can be flaked by thermal action (the action of frost and heat), but luckily for archaeologists when it has been struck by man there are distinctive features that help with identification. Flint was formed in the chalk deposits in S England, 70 to 100 million years ago water percolated through the chalk and dissolved the silicon molecules within the chalk. Over the years the silica built up to form layers or nodules of flint. The silica frequently grew around a fossil and this produced the curious shaped nodules. The case bottom is lined with white cotton and the various types of flints are laid out for display. The flints all vary in size and types including points, knives, skin scrapers and axe heads. They are from various countries, mainly European and some North American Indian. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13654
£395.00

Victorian C 1850 Highly Decorated Indian 'Campaign Bring Back' Fighting Shield. Sn 13494 - 13494
This is a highly decorated Victorian C1850's Indian fighting shield. The shield is most probably a 'Campaign Bring Back' item. The shield is hand made from steel and has a flared rim to deflect sword and knife tips. The shield is very ornately decorated and still shows signs of red and brown paint around the rim and brown paint in the centre. The outside of the shield is decorated all over with engravings depicting Indian figures in various poses. Around the rim it is decorated with foliage and coloured red and brown. In the centre is has four symmetrically placed 2" steel bosses.On the inside it has two metal rings secured to two bolts. It measures 14 3/4" in diameter. This is a very well decorated shield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13494
£325.00

Victorian C 1850 Indian 'Campaign Bring Back' Fighting Shield With 5 x Brass Fittings. Sn 13486 - 13486
This is a Victorian C1850's decorative Indian fighting shield featuring five brass fittings. The shield is most probably a 'Campaign Bring Back' item. The shield is hand made from steel and has a flared rim to deflect sword and knife tips. The shield is a dark red on the outside. It has five brass fittings. Four brass lion head are bolted to it in a symmetrical pattern and in the centre there is a brass centre boss depicting lions, tigers and elephants. (see the close up photographs). There are also four slits cut into the shield. On the reverse it has two leather handles which are bolted to the shield using the four lion heads from the front. It also has a padded leather pad under the leather handles which is also secured by the four bolts. It measures12 1/2" in diameter. This is a very unusual shield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13486
£295.00

Impressive 19th Century Hand Crafted African Zulu Chieftan’s Large Tropical Hard Wood Knobkerrie / War Club With Intricate Copper Wire Decoration. Sn 13400 - 13400
An impressive 19th Century Zulu Chief's root ball knobkerrie. Knobkerrie, also spelled knopkierie or knobkerry, are hunting / war clubs found 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. The hand crafted club is made from a Tropical hard wood with a large 2 1/4” diameter head. The polished shaft and hammer head are in excellent condition, free of damage or cracks. The shaft has four sections of intricate chevron form copper wire binding all of which is tight and undamaged. The shaft measures 24". The price for this superb knobkerrie includes delivery. Sn 13400
£475.00

A Congo Ikula Tribal Fighting Knife With Leaf Shaped Blade & Handle decorated With Small Pieces Of Inset White Metal . Sn 12502 - 12502
An original Congo Ikula fighting knife. The knife has a 9 ¼” leaf-shaped blade with broad medial ridge and inside with tramline decoration. It has the correct characteristic carved wooden hilt inset with small pieces of white metal in a geometric design and swollen disc pommel. The knife measures 13 ½” overall length. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12502
£275.00

A Congo Ikula Tribal Fighting Knife With Leaf Shaped Blade & Handle decorated With Small Pieces Of Inset White Metal . Sn 12501 - 12501
An original Congo Ikula fighting knife. The knife has a 9 ¼” leaf-shaped blade with broad medial ridge and inside with tramline decoration. It has the correct characteristic carved wooden hilt inset with small pieces of white metal in a geometric design and swollen disc pommel. The knife measures 13 ½” overall length. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12501
£275.00

Boer War Trophy Zulu Chief's Large Root Ball Knobkerrie Carved ‘Boers 1899-00’. Sn 11995 - 11995
An original Zulu Chief's large root ball knobkerrie Boer War Trophy. Knobkierie, also spelled knobkerrie, 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. The knobkierie is carved from a branch thick enough for the knob, with the rest being whittled down to create the shaft. This heavy club measures 25 ½” in length. The club is made from a hard wood and is in excellent condition, free of damage. At the end of the shaft there is a hole through which is a knotted rope hand loop. The knob is 3”" in diameter and has contemporary crude hand carving ‘Boers 1899-00’ (It was common practice for Soldiers of both sides to bring home Ethnic African items as war trophies). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11995
£375.00
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