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one-eyed fat man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-10 08:47 AM
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27. Iklwa
The Zulu and other Nguni tribes of South Africa were renowned for their use of the assegai.

The Zulu invented a shorter-style assegai with a two foot shaft and which had a larger, broader blade of one foot length.



A thrusting weapon, the iklwa, so called because of the sound made by the spear as it impaled the body and the sucking sound it made as it was withdrawn from the body.

"Iklwa" may not sound familiar to you, but it is still a familiar sound in Africa. Has been for centuries

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