Original Zulu War Victorian Era 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 6.2 inches, mounted on a wooden shaft of 26.5 inches in overall length.

Unique in style this Zulu battle-axe has checkered type decoration to the iron shaft behind the cutting edge. A Classic, unique is design, ZULU weapon from the time of their greatest victory and final defeat in 1879.

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