Anglo-Zulu War

Zulu War Axe

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Zulu Warriors also used a form of Battle Axe in combat. These weapons were wooden handles around 2.5 to 3 feet in length. They featured a slender, flanged steel Axe Head, …

Zulu ''Knobkerie'' Clubs

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Another popular weapon of The Zulu Nation of Warriors, was the Knobkerie War Club. Made of regional wood, they too were tempered or treated with heat and animal fats to c …

Zulu Ingxotha

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When a Warrior distinguished himself in battle (either as part of his Impis or by individual combat) – he could be awarded The Ingxotha. These were either made of m …

Zulu Impis

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The basic and primary Battle Formation used by Zulu Chief's – The Impis was comparable to a European Infantry Regiment. The Zulu were familiar with Cavalry (from Eu …

Zulu Ilkwa Spear

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The iconic and legendary close quarters weapon of The Zulu African Nation, The Ilkwa Spaer was so named for the “sound” it made when it was thrust into (and t …

Zulu Assegai Spear

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The Assegai Spear was the primary weapon of the Native African Tribe – The amaZulu. Developing from a minor fighting force, The Zulu would become a highly organized …

Zulu Warrior

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The fierce fighting Nation known as The Zulu Nation, came into being around 1818 under it's Chief Shaka Senzangakona (or simply Shaka). It was he who re-designed and re-m …

The Battle of Rourke's Drift

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The small Lutheran Mission was tasked with the conversion of local Natives to Christianity. It was also the only free standing structure for miles! It also served as &ldq …

The Battle of Isandlwana

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Fought on January 22, 1879, The Battle of Isandlwana is often cited as the worst defeat of a “Modern” Army at the “hands” of a Native Force in co …

Zulu War Shields

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Another important (if not the main) component of a Zulu Warriors equipment, The War Shield was developed even before The amaZulu became a fierce fighting force. Most &ldq …