Assegai, African Spear, with long shaft
The spear is one of man's oldest, reliable weapons. Early examples were no more than sticks or poles with fire hardened points. As man learned how to knap flint, cast bronze and forge metals, he would quickly adapt these technologies to the spear.
The spear, when used as a thrusting weapon, allowed one to dominate any enemy armed with a shorter weapon like a mace, axe, sword or even a bayonet. When thrown, the spear enabled man to bring down the largest predator while staying safely out of reach of fangs or claws.
With cold forging technology pioneered by Cold Steel, they can offer high-performance thrusting and throwing spears at reasonable prices. All come with premium American Ash shafts and SK-5 medium carbon steel heads. Like traditional spearheads, Cold Steel's are heat-treated and then drawn to a tough spring temper. The concept is that the spear head should flex or bend under impact stresses rather than break or shatter.
The original Assegai was invented by the legendary Zulu King Shaka in the early 1800s. Its long, broad blade and short handle were ideal for thrusting and revolutionized tribal warfare in Southern Africa.
Cold Steel's Assegai has all the features that made the original so deadly. It is available with a short shaft for thrusting or a full length throwing shaft, and comes complete with a Secure-Ex® sheath.
- Material: SK-5 medium carbon steel head, American ash wood shaft
- Overall length: approx. 207 cm
- Head length: approx. 44 cm
- Head width: approx. 6.3 cm
- Head weight: approx. 363 g
- Blade thickness: approx. 2 mm
- Total weight: approx. 1225 g
- Incl. black Secure-Ex® sheath
- Cold Steel Product No.: 95ES
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please provide your birth date when ordering. We'll also need a copy of your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail.
Shipping weight: 2.50 kg
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