Impressive 19th Century Zulu Stabbing Spear, Iklwa - Hand-Beaten Blade & 54 Inches Long
An impressive 19th century Zulu stabbing spear, iklwa, with characteristic long blade and short handle. Blade has some age pitting, and is bound to the handle with typical cow-tail binding. Good, solid, attractive piece with a nice patina. Overall length 54 ins, blade 16 inches long and almost 2 inches wide. A very nice example of the classic iklwa which is so associated with the old Zulu kingdom and with the war of 1879.