Zulu 'Iklwa' war spear

length: 43 3/4"
spear head: 13 1/4"
head width: 1 15/16"
shaft: 31 1/4"
weight: 1 lb 8.0 oz

Stirring example of the Zulu "Iklwa" war spear, made infamous in the wars against the British and subsequent heroic movies). Preferred use was to come from behind the shield, with an overhand stab through the lungs preferred. Head and shaft are in great condition, with a tri-color brass wire wrapping over the joint of the haft and spearhead for reinforcement. This iklwa is from the main Zulu tribe in Uluazdi, South Africa.