Even though this spear was collected many years ago, it does not have any sign of use.
Traditionally, the spear has long been the weapon of choice of the
Maasai. It is used to defend cattle, community and the
warrior himself against wild animals and invaders. Constructed from wood and iron, it is deemed to be the single
most valued personal possession after livestock. The long heavy iron spear head was designed specially to
bring down lions. The weapon has a three piece configuration, made from 3 separate pieces. The spear head and metal end are attached by
hardened wax and socketing to the opposite ends of the
third section, the wooden grip.