Zulu Isijula. Anglo-Zulu War Throwing Spear. #2402007

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This Zulu Isijula was a Zulu War bring back. After the punitive attack on the Zulu capitol of Ulundi in 1879, many such trophies were collected by the troops and brought back to the UK as souvenirs.

The 190mm hand forged blade (not including the tang) has a flattened diamond section with raised medial ridge. The blade is in great condition with a wonderful patina that adds to its character.

The tang of the blade is secured firmly within the haft and a section of cow tail was added to strengthen the bond. 

The haft has a wonderful patina and flares nicely at the end.

Traditionally, Zulu warriors carried at least two isijula into battle along with their iklwa and often an iwisa (knobkerrie/club). The first isijula would be thrown from several meters distance, the second as they closed with their enemy, distracting them for the deadly attack with their iklwa.

This Isijula has a total length of 48.5 inches (123cm).

This is an excellent example of a Zulu warrior’s throwing spear and will make a great addition to any Anglo-Zulu War collection.

£195.00

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