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PostSubject: zulu battle axe   zulu battle axe EmptyTue Aug 03, 2010 1:40 am

hi all .
Wouldnt fancy this lodging in the side of one's head or neck Suspect .





http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AFRICAN-ZULU-BATTLE-AXE-SOUTH-AFRICAN-TRIBAL-WAR-/330457014498?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Collectables_Ethnographic&hash=item4cf0c5e0e2
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: zulu battle axe   zulu battle axe EmptyTue Aug 03, 2010 8:21 am

Hi
I know the Zulus did use these, but it is strange that I havent heaard any real mention of them in any of the battles in the AZW.
They certainley aren't mentioned as much as the assegais and Knobkerries

thanks joe
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PostSubject: Re: zulu battle axe   zulu battle axe EmptyTue Aug 03, 2010 12:39 pm

Joe

You are right, you do not hear much of the axe in accounts of the AZW.

In Ian Knight's comprehensive, "The Anatomy of the Zulu Army" he explains, " ...the Zulus ....... battle axe, ..... was usually only carried by men of status, and as a ceremonial weapon rather than for fighting." . He goes on to explain that in contrast to the more common half- moon axe blades used by the Shona people of Zimbabwe and the Sotho groups of the interior, and which were sometimes traded into Zululand, " the true Zulu axe - known as isizenze - seems to have been a heavier weapon, with a steeply angled blade, the top edge projecting noticeably above the handle. When employed in battle, it was wielded with a chopping movement, and the lower portion could be used to hook the edge of an enemy's shield and pull it aside.".

If it is of interest, you can see the isizenze in my own collection at http://gallery.me.com/umbiki#100180/IMG_0273 which, incidentally, I keep well out of reach of the woman of the house!

Hope this is helpful.

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PostSubject: Re: zulu battle axe   zulu battle axe EmptyTue Aug 03, 2010 3:06 pm

Thanks Umbiki,
Thats a very nice collection, hoping to add to mine with that axe on ebay!

Will also keep it out of reach of EVERYONE in my house!

thanks joe
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