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|Subject: Zulu Stabbing Axe Mon 23 Mar 2009 - 19:10|| |
This is a Zulu stabbing axe (known as an isizenze). It has a haft with a bulbous head, similar to a Zulu knobkerrie (club), and the asymmetrical blade has a serrated back edge.
Such weapons were used in pre-battle rituals whereby a black bull was sacrificed in order to appease and invoke divine or ancestral powers.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]