The Assegai is named after the iron-tipped spear used by the Zulu tribe of South Africa. These Zulu shields have the 3 clubs attached, the spear known locally as an Assegai, the ball club known locally as the Knob-Kerrie and then the center shaft known locally as Umboko. Spears | Throwing Weapons. Assegai Spear - Head Only. Sale! The original Assegai was invented by the legendary Zulu King, Shaka in the early 1800’s. Today the word spear probably first brings to mind images of primitive tribesmen carrying crude weapons. Stock: IN STOCK ON SALE NOW! Price: $41.99 $36.99 . They have been crafted from Nguni cow hide in the natural colour of the hide. Its long, broad blade and short handle were ideal for thrusting and revolutionized tribal warfare in Southern Africa. That impression is more a legacy of old Tarzan movies than an accurate reflection of history. By: Windlass Steelcrafts . AXES & HATCHETS, General Purpose Knives, Hunting, Knives, PERSONAL PROTECTION, Self-defense, Survival Knives, Cold Steel Assegai Spear with Short Shaft. ON SALE NOW! The original Assegai was invented by the legendary Zulu King, Shaka in the early 1800’s. Krige also refers to all spears as Assegai. read more... » 5 (1) Viking Throwing Spear. Eileen Jensen Krige The Social System of the Zulu list 15 different patterns and 20 different names for Zulu spears or Assegais used by Zulus. A medieval spear was relatively easy to use and very light in weight. By: Cold Steel. They have longer hafts. While other tyres excel only in certain conditions, the Assegai is built to go fast everywhere. Our Assegai has all the features that made the original so deadly. Greg Minnaar, a South African native, thought it was a fitting name for a tyre ready to do battle on the mountain. By: Cold Steel . All the other spears are working spears for hunting and digging. We have Zulu shield in various sizes from the small 10cm ornamental shields to the bigger 1m Zulu shields. We have Viking spears, Roman spears, thrusting spears, boar spears, throwing spears, assegai spears, and spearheads. Spears and tridents do go back to our beginnings as hunter-gatherers, but their use was anything but primitive. Spears could also be quickly manufactured and can be used at a considerable distance from the target or enemy. Our Zulu Assegai [as-uh-gahy] are made from SK-5 medium carbon steel, heat treated and drawn to a tough spring temper, and designed to flex or bend under impact forces rather than breaking or shattering. Product Code: 5242. Ready to Order? Ms. Krige list includes footnotes identifying her source. Assegai Spear - Head Only.