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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

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

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
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