Anglo-Zulu War of 1885. Heavy thrusting example. 52 1/4” long with medially ridged leaf shaped point with dimpled junction to the bolster. Tapered wood haft, the socket encased in hide. Blade shows a few forging flaws and pitting speckles on fine patina. Socket wrap shrunk from age but sound. Haft with fine patina and a small working life splinter near the butt. Classic.