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Zulu shield?
Paul Bryant-Quinn


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Does anyone know where I can buy a Zulu shield? An isiHlangu would be nice, but not necessary. I'm not looking for a 19th-century artefact: though interesting, they do tend to be a bit manky

(like this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Superb-Zulu-War-Shield-Early-mid-19th-Century_W0QQitemZ220111809943QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116)

- a modern one made in the traditional style would do fine.

Thanks,

Paul

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Keith Smith


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
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Paul

The shield to which you referred on eBay lacks the pole to which the cow-hide is lashed. Thus it is not stretched and so looks a bit rough. It would probably be despatched rolled up.

I have been in contact with Pat Rundgren in Dundee, KZN, from whom I bought a beautiful iWisa (knobkerrie) some years ago. I'm sure he would be able to point to a supplier, if not having any himself. You can email him at [email protected].

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clive dickens


Joined: 17 Sep 2005
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Hi I know that Pat was seling off a few Zulu items a couple of years ago he is a keen medal collector and he was selling Zulu items to get more money for medals he could quite well have a sheild as Keith points out I know the one he had the last time I saw him was a lovely one
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Michael Boyle


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Paul Bryant-Quinn


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Gentlemen, thanks - I'll contact Pat and see what he has.

Mike - thanks for the useful heads-up about imports. Some of the examples of shields in the links you provide look suspiciously machine-made, don't they? I'd rather avoid shelling out for something that was made in Taiwan or somewhere.

Regards to all,

Paul

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Paul The shield to which you referred on eBay lacks Bullet Holes.
Paul Bryant-Quinn


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Thanks for the heads-up, Peter H: it's not important to me that the shield I buy has bullet holes in it.

Regards,

Paul

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Simon Rosbottom


Joined: 14 Jun 2006
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If you change your mind about that, I'm sure Neil would oblige. .45 calibre holes to be authentic of course.

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Neil Aspinshaw


Joined: 05 Sep 2005
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Ha ha, I like that Simon, I'd love to help, but I got a telling off for firing at a 2/3rd size printed zulu that Kevin Price got for me @ 100 yards at the range. After I had put three through the blighter the Range officer came raging over in a mortal funk as I was shooting at a target not approved by the NRA!,... killjoy!.

And, yes all three rounds he'd be reaching for the savlon!.

Is that Johnny still selling them from the hut at the end of the lane from fugitives?, If he did a shipping order we'd make a mint!.
Neil

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Bill Cainan1


Joined: 01 Sep 2005
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Hi all

There are pictures of two of these shields in Ian Knight's "Brave Mens' Blood" and in John Laband's booklet "Battle of Ulundi"

Bill

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