Early Zulu Spear 'assegai' circa 1880

Early Zulu Spear 'assegai' circa 1880

Nice example of a 'classic' Zulu wars period Assegai spear. As used by the Zulu troops against the British in the late 19th century, and other tribes. Wooden shaft with flared butt, the collar intricately bound with cane. Long steel shaft to the head with a broadening leaf-shaped blade in fine condition throughout. circa 1880.  south africa, african

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