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Spearcollector 3rd April 2010 01:39 PM

Strange spear ???
 
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Hi,
Its been a long time ago I was on the forum.
I fond a very strange long spear, could be African, Asian?
The point is a very long iron pin, 64 cm long and the feet is an iron pin 8 cm long and a decoration above the feet, see pictures.
The small strip in the shaft is copper, just above the feet.
Can someone here help me to find what this is.
Thanks in advance.

regards

Lew 3rd April 2010 03:43 PM

It seems to be of later Congo origin maybe Ngbandi or a neighboring tribe? Does not look older than the 1930. I would think the long spike end is meant as the business end the copper looks like a reinforces the shaft the smaller cone shaped spike may be used as an anchoring tool for ground placement? More pike like than spear to me.

tom hyle 3rd April 2010 07:22 PM

I think this may be some sort of staff used by herdsmen.


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