Thread: Masai? Spear
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Old 21st August 2021, 05:24 PM   #2
Tim Simmons
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These spears are very nice things to have and in your hand can conjure up many thought and dreams. Made over a vast area of East Africa, the latter day production being the shorter and narrow version. The spear in question in my opinion is just how a smith carried out the making of the spear. In my experience the central African spears have more of that z type of cross section seem on many central African weapons. There may well be variants where east meet centre so to speak. I would have liked to have my group of these big wonderful spear mounted fanned out in an arc on a wall in the house. Sadly in my small terrace house and a wife that has quite different ideas to me, it is not possible. I am sure some lucky chap somewhere is able to enjoy a display like that
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