Modern Iklwa / Assegai Spear!

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  1. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    Check out this Modern interpretation of an Iklwa spear we just made at Kailash Blades!

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    The Iklwa is traditionally a zulu weapon and a variant of the assegai. The iklwa has a shorter shaft and a longer, broader blade that is used as a slashing weapon as well as for thrusting. This particular blade is 5160 with an integral forged bolster, full length hidden tang and forged plate pommel. And would you look at that Hamon?

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    Specs:
    13" Blade
    20" Handle
    1.5kg with a balance point 4" behind the bolster

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    What do you guys think? Too pretty to throw? Or would this be a perfect zombie apocalypse tool?
     
  2. gadunz

    gadunz

    Dec 4, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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  4. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    So much want!
     
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  5. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    That does seem to be the consensus!
     
  6. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Beautiful that looks like it would be a blast to throw or cut my hedges with, nice work.
     
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  7. Kailash Blades

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    Thanks mate! Might as well use the funnest yard tool possible :)
     
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  8. scarysamcary

    scarysamcary Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 28, 2020
    An absolutely amazing piece! I love the Iklwa and I think this is the best modern interpretation I have come across!
     
  9. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

    Feb 25, 2014
    Actually, I used a spearhead about that size on a 5 foot shaft to trim some branches on a tree in front of my house. I got tired of the guy across the street who would always mad dog stare at me whenever I was doing yard work. It worked great, was a lot of fun, and the guy never came out to glare at me again.
     

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