Thread: Masai? Spear
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Old 22nd August 2021, 01:25 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Lee View Post
... The typical examples usually appear to be well made and are forged and or more usually hollow ground and are symmetrical in two planes...
Years ago i owned a blade (i think it was) of such type. To my eyes it had an impecable forging.
In a different approach, i have read an article by D Storrs Fox (British Museum) where he writes that Maasai spears used to have a different shape.

" Long ago the spears of the Masai warriors were leaf shaped. The
long bladed spear was probably introduced about sixty years ago, when
the Laimer age, of whom very few now survive, were warriors. Their
spears were much broader than the modern ones. There is very little
to distinguish one type of modern warrior spear from another.


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