TITLE

Zulu Iklwa

AUTHOR(S)
Guttman, Jon
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Jun2008, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the iklwa weapon devised by Zulu King Shaka for his army. The radical changes in weaponry and tactics initiated by the king has turned the Zulu army to the most formidable force in southern Africa. The iklwa was less than a meter long with a leaf-shaped, sharpened iron or steel blade. King Shaka also created the buffalo horns attack formation.
ACCESSION #
32205049

 

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