Best Hunting Fighting Spear Head For Survival, Self Defense & Doomsday

The Fearsome Razor Sharp Zulu Warrior Long Shaft Assegai Spear Made By Cold Steel

The Cold Steel Long Shaft Assegai Spear is the best spear for hunting, fighting, survival, SHTF, self defense & backup weapon for doomsday preppers.

Best Spear For Hunting, Survival, SHTF, Self Defense & Backup Weapon For Doomsday Preppers

The spear is one of man's oldest, reliable weapons. This is one heck of a fearsome hunting tool that is fantastic for throwing or thrusting and can be used for survival, hunting, SHTF, Doomsday Preppers or self defense. Check out the videos of this large and lethal spear! is reader-supported. When you buy via the links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Learn more.

Why you might need it

You cannot always depend on having firearms and ammo in a Doomsday survival scenario, and a great spear makes an terrific backup weapon as well as a hunting tool. Spears are the best primitive weapon for hunting wild boar and pigs, and there is a video below of a small deer being killed by a hunter with a Cold Steel spear.

The Cold Steel Long Shaft Assegai Spear also makes a great walking stick in the wilderness for protection against bears and cougars. Cold Steel is known for making great blades for knives, machetes, and spears, and this is no exception.

The sharpness is to such a degree that the lightest tap will gash you deeply. The spear head on this spear is a large serious weapon that is razor sharp and is made of heat treated SK-5 medium carbon steel and is designed to flex under impact rather than break or shatter.

The shaft is made of premium Ash hardwood. This spear is tough and will stand up to a lot of abuse. The blade length is 13.33" (head) and the overall length is 6 feet 9.5". The blade is 2mm thick and 2.5" Wide. The Cold Steel Long Shaft Assegai Spear weighs 2.7 lbs, and comes with a heavy grade plastic sheath.

This spear is modeled after the original Assegai spear that was invented by the legendary African Zulu King, Shake in the early 1800's. It's long, broad blade and short handle were ideal for thrusting and for tribal warfare in Southern Africa.

This large spear has all of the features that made the original Assegai spear so fearsome & deadly, and this one has a longer handle. Take a look at this exceptional spear in the YouTube videos below.

Added Tip

Add a grip around the handle such as you see on baseball bats, hockey sticks, or tennis rackets.

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Other Primitive Spear Options

Amazon carries other primitive spears including Cold Steel Short Shaft Assegai Spear.

YouTube Videos

The following video is a review and demo of throwing the Cold Steel Long Shaft Assegai Spear.

The following video is a review of the companion Cold Steel Short Shaft Assegai Spear.

The following video is a review of hunting with the Cold Steel Long Shaft Assegai Spear. A whitetail deer is is hit with the spear at 6:15 mark, and is tracked short distance away at 8:00 mark. Warning: This video is Uncut & Brutal.

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"awesome spear. Cold steel makes the best products hands down"

"OMG, it's awesome. Hold this in your hands and you feel as if you can fight dragons !"

"awesome spear. The moment I got it, I put it together and let it fly at a tree, stuck in about 2 inches at a 15 meter distance, everything you would expect with an epic spear"

"I would bring this tool/weapon into battle! I backpack and do bushcraft. I promise after just opening it you can tell it is built to last. I only purchase tools that are well made, by that I mean the best of the best. The products that will last generations. This spear, will last generations if taken care of. The shaft is heavy duty and dressed to impress...."

"This is a great spear. I have thrown it quite a bit and have a lot of fun with it. The spearhead itself is incredible. It's strong and flexible. Very impressive weapon."

"Would recommend for close in hunting, it is a thrusting spear because of its weight. It can be thrown but you must be close to your target. What ever your target is if you hit it, it will bleed out. Comes razor sharp out of the box, its NOT a toy for the kids"

"100% lethal. I saw reviews for this Assegai (or maybe it was the similar Boar spear) elsewhere, where someone said it looked like a sharpened garden trowel - lemme tell you, this is NOT a dinky garden trowel, it is a heavy, large, extremely sharp LETHAL weapon. The only difference between this and the Boar spear, is that the Boar spear has stoppers protruding from the base of the blade. I have several other Cold Steel blades, and have never been disappointed. Their sharpness is to such a degree that the lightest tap will gash you deep. And this spear follows that same quality - it is no little toy and is a fearsome hunting tool. Go look at the videos on Cold Steel's website, where the demonstrator is throwing these spears into a car door and not a dent or scuff on the blade! These are SK-5 Medium Carbon steel, they are tough and will stand up to a lot of abuse...."

"Fast shipping, packaged well. The blade requires attachment to the shaft. The blade comes very sharp, definitely make this purchase with the optional sheath for safety and to protect the blade. We use this spear when we go fishing in the swamps to keep those curious gators from moving in too close on our fishing spots. I would make this purchase again."

"Something very important about this spear is that IT'S TOUGH! I threw this spear about a dozen times "after" I determined the effective distance. EVERY time I stuck this spear into the wood the spear would go in for a few inches and then begin to move back and fourth like a dog wagging their tail. I was initially worried about this back and fourth action could lead to metal fatigue or put a permanent bend/crease. But, every time I used this spear, at the end of the day the blade was almost pristine, just a very few scratches that I can cover with some flat-black Rustolem.....This spear is ideal for pig hunting. If you're working with dogs or not and can get that pig to tangle itself in the brush or back itself this spear would be ideal in that situation."

"Sweet piece to look at, for the Spartan in all of us, and a lot of fun to throw. This is a really attractive spear with a great, super secure, Secure-Ex sheath. The spring tempered steel is tough, razor sharp out of the box and next to impossible to bend or break; even when lodged 5 inches deep into a hard wood log supporting the full weight of its heavy shaft (on a horizontal plane). Seating the head all the way down onto the shaft is quite a chore but once you have it battered into place and install the set screws it's not going to anywhere, ever. I bought this sexy little beast as a training tool to learn spear forms with. This spear is much heavier than the traditional Chinese Qiang or thrusting spear and more of a javelin; so I wouldn't really recommend it for training purposes. However if there is ever a zombie apocalypse..."

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Caution & Warning

Use at your own risk. Please note that the information provided on this web page is for information only. and it's owner have no liability or responsibility for anyone using any items described on this web site including the Cold Steel Long Shaft Assegai Spear and any other primitive spears. This spear is a large extremely sharp LETHAL weapon.

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