WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu Dawn:Lt. Col. Pulleine: His Lordship is of the cetain opinion that it's far too difficult an approach to be chosen by the Zulu command. Col. Durnford: Yes, well... difficulty never deterred a Zulu commander.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Service of Re - dedication of the grave of Lt Col FV Northey.
Today at 9:24 pm by 24th foot

» They fell like stones
Today at 8:17 pm by John Young

» Mansel letter?
Today at 2:13 pm by Drummer Boy 14

» Braves mens blood
Today at 12:36 pm by 90th

» The Battle of Isandlwana
Today at 12:26 pm by xhosa2000

» redcoats with Durnford
Today at 9:50 am by 90th

» Isandlwana Casualty - John William Jones Davies
Yesterday at 10:44 pm by ADMIN

» Lamaci, Natal
Yesterday at 7:49 pm by Mike Morley

» Shepstone's last stand
Yesterday at 1:44 pm by xhosa2000

» Hamers 'rocketeer'
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:27 pm by SRB1965

» Cairns east of Isandhlwana
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:48 pm by rusteze

» William Henry Orchard
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:08 pm by Frank Allewell

» Lt Col Northey grave rededication
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:46 pm by John Young

» Captain Charles Lacon Harvey, 71st Regiment
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:43 pm by ADMIN

» South Africa 1877-79, 1 bar 1879 CAPT: C.W. MURRAY 61st FOOT;
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:21 pm by ADMIN

Brev. Lt-Col. R.H. Buller, VC, Staff
Brev. Lt-Col. R.H. Buller, VC, Staff: 2/60th KRRC-Zungwini,Hlobane, Khambula, Ulundi [Mac and Shad] Isandula Collection
Anglo-Zulu War 1879 - Dr David Rattray
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
90th
 
littlehand
 
Frank Allewell
 
ADMIN
 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
 
John
 
Mr M. Cooper
 
1879graves
 
impi
 
rusteze
 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
ADMIN
 
Frank Allewell
 
rusteze
 
xhosa2000
 
SRB1965
 
90th
 
Drummer Boy 14
 
ymob
 
John Young
 
Julian Whybra
 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Durnford was he capable. 4
The ammunition question
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share | 
 

 Assagai Blade of the African Warrior. By Paul Kirchner

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
littlehand

avatar

Posts : 7045
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 49
Location : Down South.

PostSubject: Assagai Blade of the African Warrior. By Paul Kirchner   Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:04 pm

Back to top Go down
dlancast

avatar

Posts : 41
Join date : 2010-11-05
Location : Texas

PostSubject: Variations of the assegai blade   Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:24 pm

Does anyone know if the traditional assegai (or iklwa) blade used by the Zulu always had a tang, which was inserted into the wood of the handle, or could it have used a socket which fit over it? I found a blade in the shape of an assegai in New Orleans of all places, but it has a socket. I want to know if that is of a more modern period, or possibly unique to another geographical area.

Thanks

Back to top Go down
90th

avatar

Posts : 9344
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 61
Location : Melbourne, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Assagai Blade of the African Warrior. By Paul Kirchner   Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:57 pm

Hi Diancast.
Most certainly it is the Tang when dealing with the zulu nation before and during the period of 1879 . I dont know if they
have reverted to the socket , most certainly the socket was adopted in other cultures but I dont know by whom.
Cheers 90th. Salute















Cheers 90th. Salute
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

avatar

Posts : 6499
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 70
Location : Cape Town South Africa

PostSubject: Re: Assagai Blade of the African Warrior. By Paul Kirchner   Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:28 am

I would back up 90th on that. The tang was heated and burned into the haft. It was then secured by a water soaked leather sleeve and force dried causing the leather to shrink and secure the blade to the haft.

Cheers
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Assagai Blade of the African Warrior. By Paul Kirchner   

Back to top Go down
 
Assagai Blade of the African Warrior. By Paul Kirchner
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: ZULU REGIMENTS & CORPS ZULU WAR 1879 ATTIRE AND WEAPONS-
Jump to: