• African Spear, Very Old
  • African Spear, Very Old
  • African Spear, Very Old
  • African Spear, Very Old

Item #: RB135 -- African Spear, Very Old -- $375.00

A good early example of an African spear with handforged head with knurled neck on a slender hardwood shaft. The head showing delamination and dark age patina. The shaft with excellent patina. Overall GC; socket broken and reattached firmly with epoxy. The iron butt no longer present. A genuinely old piece. This type of spear was carried in Africa as early as the first part of the 17th century, as evidenced by the painting entitled "A Man from Ghana," by Albert Eckhout, dated 1641 (see image above). Overall 54 ½" long, with 10" point