COLLECTION OF FIVE 19TH C. MAASAI LION SPEARS

Origin: Africa,  Maasai People, Kenya/ Tanzania    (Provenance:  From an old collection in Edinburgh Scotland)

Period/Date:  C. 1900 and before

Materials:   Hardwood, Iron        

Description:  This is a handsome group of early Lion/ fighting spears.  All of these spears show old world craftsmanship and and artful blacksmith skills.  Many of their wood handgrips have deep gorgeous patinas and color from long use.  Note that the spear on the "far left" with semi-polished shiny blade is said to have killed a Lion.  That according to the previous owner.  The blade on this example is waffle in several direction along its linear path, suggesting great force and trauma.   Each spear is all original and each has varying degrees of surface rust and pitting.  Note that each of their heavy iron tang ends are well forged, some having dimples and notch work. 

Dimensions:   Overall Lengths 63.5- 79.5", Blade length 35-46"

Price:  $1900      Currency Conversion      Add $150 for Domestic Shipping.  Add $450 for International shipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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