Forged iron, 27” length, with medially ridged leaf shaped point. The ridge extending as the hexagonal section bolster, which is decorated with filed checkered and chevron patterns. The entire spear in contrasting black forged finish and bright filed decoration and edges. Butted seam conical socket. Excellent with good age patina. Eritrea lies on the Red Sea across from the Arabian Peninsula. Its cultures have been influenced by the Middle Eastern for more than two millennia including trading with ancient Egypt. It became an Italian colony in 1889.