Swazi Zulu assegai spear

Dual purpose war and hunting spear from the Swazi Zulu in Emkosweni, Swaziland. Early to mid 1900's, collected in the time of Chief Majahane Dlamini (circa 1970). Long leaf shaped iron head, copper wire wrapping, wood shaft with hide on the end for a secure grip.

length: 54"
spear head: 10 1/4"
head width: 1 3/8"
shaft: 43 1/2"
weight: 1 lb 5.2 oz