Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.264

Provenance

Acquired through the firearms amnesty of 1988, 34 Northants.

Physical Description

The blade is long, narrow, leaf-shaped with a low medial ridge, and tanged. The haft is of wood, comprising a short lacquered section forming the grip, and a longer section towards the butt covered in black hair.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 107.2 cm (42.3 in), blade length: 34.0 cm (13.3 in) Weight: The weight of the weapon is 0.5 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places India, Assam

Notes

Although displayed as Indian, the style of blade and the hair decoration are more like Zulu work.