Zulu War of 1879. 33" total length. Dark hard wood haft pierced for a wrist thong. The butt inset with an ivory rectangle. Two very fine large bands of copper wire work in best Zulu workmanship, excellently preserved. The terminal with long black hair, probably wildebeest main. Companion to the above assegai and also smudged with white wall paint. Superior example of an accessory which served senior warriors and indunas at court and ceremonial occasions.