The spear is one of man's oldest, reliable weapons. Early examples were no more than sticks or poles with fire hardened points. As man learned how to knap flint, cast bronze and forge metals he would quickly adapt these technologies to the spear.
With cold forging technology pioneered by Cold Steel, they can offer high performance thrusting and throwing spears at reasonable pricing. The Assegai Long Shaft Speer comes with premium American Ash shafts and SK-5 medium carbon steel heads. Like traditional spearheads, Cold Steel's are heat treated and then drawn to a tough spring temper. The concept is that the speared head should flex or bend under impact stresses rather than break or shatter.
The original assegai was invented by the legendary Zulu King, Shake in the early 1800's. It's long, broad blade and short handle were ideal for thrusting and revolution tribal warfare in Southern Africa. The Assegai Long Shaft Speer has all the features that made the original so deadly.
● Blade Length: 13-1/3" (Head) - 6 FT 9-1/2"
● Steel: SK5 Medium Carbon
● Blade Thick: 2 MM - 2-1/2" Wide
● Weight: 43.2 ounces overall
● Shaft: American Ash