Original British Zulu Wars 1879 Selepe Battle Axe

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Almost certainly a British soldier's "bring back" this is a totally original to the period ZULU war axe traditionally referred to as a "selepe" carried in the left hand behind the cowhide shield, the short stabbing iklwa spear was carried in the right hand. The cutting blade measures 14 inches, mounted on a wooden shaft of 28 inches in overall length.Also features a leather wrap covering on the shaft extending 8 inches down the shaft behind the axe head.

A Classic, unique is design, ZULU weapon from the time of their greatest victory and final defeat in 1879.

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