Zulu iklwa stabbing spear

length: 35 3/4"
head: 21"
head width: 2"
shaft: 14 3/4"
weight: 1 lb 3.6 oz

Incredibly brutal close-quarters weapon, the Zulu iklwa spear originated at the time of the British-Zulu Wars in southern Africa at the end of the 1800's. This nasty little example has a long heavy blade with a thick tang and iron ferrule, cord wraped shaft, and a carved, domed butt. Collected by a missionary in the years immediately preceeding WWI.