~ Circa 1870 Zulu War Era Isijola Throwing Spear #3 ~
This is a Zulu War era traditional throwing spear with a medium-heavy long blade attached to a light thin varnished wooden shaft.
The lower end of the shaft is slightly thicker than the main body.
The steel blade is inserted into the shaft by splitting the top of it in two and is tied together with leather.
The steel colour and the tiny cracks developed by the metal are specific to the southern African and in general to the southern hemisphere made blades, distinguishable due to the high percentage of impurities in the metal.
~ Dimensions ~
The spearhead length is 18 inches (45.8 cm) and the overall length of the spear is 52 inches (132 cm).
It weighs 400 grams.
~ Condition ~
The metalwork has aged and developed a couple of cracks on the base of the spike.
The blade has been clean of rust.
The wooden shaft remains undamaged.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £18 or it can be picked up from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.