Original Zulu Wars Circa 1879 Selepe Battle Axe
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 iron blade measures just over 8.5" mounted on a wood shaft of just over 38" in overall length. Sharp edge long ago dulled probably to save the children in the British soldier's household.
A Classic, unique is design, ZULU weapon from the time of their greatest victory and final defeat in 1879.
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