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David Clark





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PostPosted: Tue 29 Sep, 2009 5:22 pm    Post subject: How Accurate is Cold Steel's Assagai Spear Head?         Reply with quote

I know it is likely not that accurate as none of their products are dead on historical. So I suppose my question is really: were there any spear heads that were made like Cold Steels? It is almost shovel or trowel like in design insomuch as the blade portion is not directly over the socket, rather it extends from one part and angles slightly over the socket.
The attatched pic will hopefully show what I am saying.
Don't get me wrong, however, the Cold Steel Assagai has take way more abuse than anyone has any business doing to a spear. (I had to test it!) It also retains its edge and point to a remarkable degree.



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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Wed 30 Sep, 2009 5:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't know anything about African spears, but that looks like a very basic spear design. If one had limited skill or equipment, or wanted to make a half-decent spear fast, I could see them putting something like that together.

Anyway, wikipedia tells me the term refers to basically any spear from Africa, so I wouldn't be surprised if someone made an assegai like this.

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Jeff Marlin




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PostPosted: Thu 01 Oct, 2009 6:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I know I`ve seen one made just like that illustrated in a book on European arms and armour. Unfortunately, I can`t remember the title off the top of my head. I`d assume such construction was reserved for quickly made pieces, perhaps reforged from some farm tool leaving it`s original socket intact.
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David Clark





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PostPosted: Thu 01 Oct, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you both for the informative replies.
It is good to know that there is at least some historical basis for my spear. Big Grin
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