Category: spear

Boar or Bear Spear of the Prince Elector of Saxony and his Entourage, Germany, circa 1600.

from The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Yesterday I posted about the gile knife of Sembene on the Showtime series “Penny Dreadful”. After a little more research I found a few photos of the gile knife being worn in the Afra region of Ethiopia. According to the source of these photos, the gile is the Ethiopian version of the Yemeni jambiya. The gile is still worn today.

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Zulu cowhide shield, knobkerrie club, assegai spear, and staffs.

African Weapons:

AfricanArms.com showcases a beautifully photographed collection of African weapons.

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Beja warrior with spear and shield.

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Sudanese Arms and Armour, 19th Century

Weapons and armor of the warrior, 11-12 centuries.

Weapons and armor of the warrior, 11-12 centuries.

Spears, axes and tassels. Weapons until the 14th century

Spears, axes and tassels. Weapons until the 14th century