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Zulu spear or assegai, South Africa, 1879 (c)

The Zulus were renowned for their use of the short assegai spear. This stabbing weapon was named the 'iklwa' after the sound that was heard as it was withdrawn from the victim's body.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1957-02-37-3

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1957-02-37-3