Tribal African weapons reflected the traditions and lifestyles
African’s were known for crafting unique weaponry during the pre colonial era which were then used for various activities like war, grazing, traditional ceremonies and some even for prestige. Most notable weapons were the spears made using a long wooden sheath and a metallic head as well as the bow and arrows and shields often made from animal hide. Some communities are crafted swords.
Depending on where in Africa they came from, the tribal African weapons made and carried by the different tribes were as diverse as the people themselves. They ranged from simple designs to those that were more refined and overly decorated and made with precious metals like gold.