Zulu 'Iklwa' stabbing spear

length: 53 1/2"
spear head: 22 1/2"
head width: 1 7/8"
shaft: 31"
weight: 2 lb 0.8 oz

Pristine example of the Zulu "Iklwa" stabbing spear, made infamous in the wars against the British and one really fantastic battle scene in Monty Python's "Meaning of Life". Preferred use was to come from behind the shield, with an overhand stab through the lungs. Head and shaft are in great condition, with herringbone weave braid wrapping over the joint of the haft and spearhead for reinforcement. This iklwa is from the Shangaan tribe in Canicano, Mozambique.