Object Title

Spear (assegai, umkhonto)

Spear (assegai, umkhonto)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.206

Provenance

Amnesty 1988-1989, Northants Police no. 36

Physical Description

The head is leaf shaped, with a slight medial ridge and a long tang. The haft is of wood, flaring slightly to the butt. At the junction of the haft and tang is a collar formed of woven wire. Brass and white metal (possibly tinned copper) wire has been used, producing alternate spirals of either colour.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 129.4 cm (51.0 in), blade length: 38.0 cm (15.0 in) Weight: 0.041 kg (14.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Africa, Zulu

Notes

Packing dims: length 51',