We are partial to Zulu Shields, Maasai lion spears/shields and intricately crafted Kuba spears from the Congo. Many sizes, materials and tribes are represented in our extensive inventory. Most of our items are at least 75-100 years old and some are much older. They were acquired from European museums or at auction. Many are coated from the soot of hundreds of wood fires and are readily distinguishable from their mass-produced replicas. The items shown are a small sampling of our collection.
Please keep in mind that our online inventory sells quickly, however we set aside a few special pieces that are not offered on our site or in our annual catalog to serve as substitute items. If you are looking for something in particular or want more details on an item, call us at (419) 529-5599.
Top Row - Shields, Knobkerries & Short Spear
A Old Black and White 34" x 17" Zulu Shield with some hair loss and center wood shaft decorated with real animal tails - $599 SOLD
B Old, beautifully crafted big heavy 32" Knobkerrie with tear drop head - $499 SOLD
C Newer, colorful 31" x 22" Maasai shield that is nicely made - $299 SOLD
D Newer 40" Zulu short stabbing spear with barley twist top and telephone wire decoration - $499 SOLD
E Newer, colorful 31" x 22" Maasai shield that is nicely made - $299 SOLD
F Older 34" x 22" Maasai shield with red ochre back - $399 SOLD
Middle Row - Maasai Lion Spears
Bottom Row - Shields and Knobkerries
G Older, heavy 30" x 22" Maasai shield with nice colors and red ochre back and massive 32" Knobkerrie (to left) of it - $799 SOLD
H Large, old 34" x 24" Maasai shield with red ochre back and some paint that has fallen off - $499 SOLD
I Older, heavy 34" x 22" Maasai shield and 31" knobkerrie (to right) with colorful bead work and two antelope bands - $849 SOLD
J Very old wooden Kuba (Congo) shield carved from one log with stiched fiber border, clay pigment on the front with patterns cut into it and a raised wooden face. Small crack in middle of shield at the very top - $499 SOLD