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African stabbing spear
Zulu Nguni/Ngoni iklwa
Unusual example

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An interesting African fighting spear, iklwa.

The overall length of this spear is 122cms. The large spear head is 28cms long and 5cms wide.
The timber shaft has a large bulbous end just under 10cms in length to the base which is carved in tribal designs.
The area where the head joins the shaft has a repaired split as seen in the images. It retains part of it's original leather binding and is now bound with an early fabric type military coloured cord.

A good and unusual fighting spear that had seen use in colonial conflicts.