Angoni Zulu war spear

length: 46 1/4"
spear head: 10"
head width: 1 1/16"
shaft: 36"
weight: 1 lb 3.4 oz

Long shafted head on this war spear from the Angoni, a migratory Zulu tribe. This particular dates from the days of Chief Mpharembe, sometime before 1940, and was collected in Emcisweni, Malawi. The slender wooden shaft is wrapped in rawhide near the spearhead junction, with iron bands at the butt end for strength and balance. A nice example of a relatively rare spear.