Spears are considered precious items among the pastoral Maasai, however, historically blacksmiths among them were ostracised, even despised. This particular spear is unusual in that the spearhead resembles a type used by Maasai elders, but it is short in length (301mm) lacking the long stem. The iron butt is also short (377mm) and the spear grip is wide 1048mm)
Acquired by Colonel Broun during his journey through East Africa in 1904. Length = 1726mm.
This object is not on display.