Lew Waldman's Ethnographic Arms & Armour Collection Archive

This page has been prepared not only in order to document Lew's achievement as a collector but also to hopefully serve as a useful visual aid to help new and casual collectors identify items they encounter.

Northern Africa

Middle East
 

West Africa

West & Central Asia

Oceania

East Africa

South Asia
 

Central Africa

Far East

Europe & Elsewhere

Southern Africa

Philippines
 
 

Indonesia
 

Africa

Northern Africa & The Sahara


1002 - Moroccan Koummya Dagger


1042 - Moroccan Berber Shula Knife
   


1007 - North African (Moroccan) Nimcha


176 - Saharan Tuareg Takouba Sword
   


1031 - Fine Old Saharan Tuareg Telek Arm Dagger

African Saharan Tuareg Dagger with Silver Mountings in Agadez Style
1147 - African Saharan Tuareg Knife with Silver Mountings in Agadez Style
   


4 - Khodmi or Bou Saadi Knife from Southern Algeria

   


43 - African Sahara Tebu Tribe Dagger


44 - African Sahara Tebu Tribe Dagger, Mid 20th Century
 
   


1054 - Large Saharan Tebu (Toubu, Toubou) Knife or Short Sword


1123 - Long Double Edged Dagger with Decorated Hilt and Scabbard
   

West Africa


109 - African Manding Tribe Powder Horn, Late 19th Century


128 - West African Manding Dagger, mid 20th Century
   

African Manding (Mandingo) Sword
108 - African Manding Sword
 
   


48 - West African Hausa Tribe Dagger, Mid 20th Century


1070 - West African Hausa Arm Dagger with Sheath
   


1059 - West African Batammaliba Tribe Buckler (Small Shield)
 


170 - African Sengese Sickle Throwing Knife
   


6 - West African Tiv Tribe Archer's Loop Dagger, c. 1900


107 - African Kirdi Culture Sword, Late 19th Century
   


155 - West African All Steel Throwing Lance/Spear with Leather Sheath for Blade, Dan Tribe, Ivory Coast


1160 - West African Lobi Tribe Figural Slingshot
   


1010 - West African Fon Peoples Hand Axe (Hatchet) with Christian Engraved Motif on Blade


1013 - African Baule Tribe Battle Dagger / Short Sword


1009 - African Machete or Sword with Brass Wire Decorated Hilt & Leather Scabbard


1044 - African Leather Covered Scepter with Dagger Inside

East Africa


102 - Sudanese Kaskara with 'Andre Ferara' Marked Blade


154 - Sudanese Beja Peoples Kaskara Sword, late 19th Century
   


1018 - East African Kaskara Broadsword with Scabbard & Sling


1005 - Sudanese Kaskara Sword, 20th Century
   

East African Beja Hadendoa Tribe X-Hilt Dagger
225 - African Beja Tribe 'X-hilt' Dagger


224 - East African Beja Hadendoa Tribe 'X-Hilt' Hooked Blade Variant Dagger
   

East African Beja Tribe X-Hilt Straight Dagger
1139 - East African Beja Tribe X-Hilt Straight Dagger with Sheath
 
   

Sudanese Arm Dagger with Silver Decoration
1141 - East African Sudanese Arm Dagger with Silver Decoration


103 - Sudanese Arm Dagger with Silver Trim
   


105 - East African Sudanese Arm Dagger with Silver Alloy Hilt Trim, Dated 1318 AH


106 - East African Sudanese Arm Dagger with Silver Alloy Trim
   

 
219 - Sudanese Arm Dagger with Silver Trim


1071 - African Arm Dagger with Sheath
   


195 - Large East African Sudanese Spear, Mahdist Revolt Era


1053 - Large East African Mahdist Revolt Era Spearhead Remounted as a Dagger


150 - East African or Beja Tribe Spear, late 19th to early 20th Century


149 - East African Spear, late 19th Century
   


117 - East African (Somali) Leather Gaschan Shield, Late 19th to Early 20th Century


111 - East African (Somali) Leather Shield with Inked Design
 


1021 - African Danakil (Ethiopia) Large Dagger and Sheath
   


17 - East African Somali Bilao Dagger, c.1890s


22 - African Somali Sword, Late 19th Century
   


35 - East African Somali Short Sword / Dagger


1063 - East African Somali Dagger with Sheath and Belt
   


23 - African Masai Seme (Ol Alem) Sword, Steel with Leather Grip and Scabbard

 
1017 - African Masai Seme (Ol Alem) Short Sword with Leather Grip and Scabbard
 
   


1033 - African Masai Seme (Ol Alem) Short Sword
   


86 - African Wooden Masai Club Formed From a Root Ball


1045 - East African Masai Bi-colored Wooden Club
   


78 - African Gogo Tribe Club


79 - African Gogo Tribe Wooden Club, Mid 20th Century
   


88 - African Gogo Tribe Club, Mid 20th Century


169 - Small African Gogo Hunting Club, First Half 20th Century
   

African Turkana Tribe Wooden Club
1041 - African Turkana Tribe (Kenya) Wood Club
 
 
   

East African Turkana Tribe Ararait Wrist Knife
188 - African Turkana Tribe Ararait Wrist Knife
 

Turkana Tribe Ngigolio Finger Knives
1150 - Turkana Tribe Ngigolio Finger Knives (2)
   


1046 - African Wooden Ceremonial Implement / Club with a 'Janus' Back to Back Male / Female Figure


186 - African Small Wooden Shield (Buckler)
   


1058 - 'Torpedo' Shaped Dinka Club


243 - African Dinka Tribe Spear, early 20th Century
 

Central & Middle Africa


145 - African Nkundu/Lobala Chieftan's Sword


172 - African Iron Axe with Wood Shaft and Aluminum Trim, circa 1940
   


147 - Kuba Tribe (African Congo) Ikula Knife with Iron Blade


146 - Kuba Tribe (African Congo) with Copper Blade and Metal Inlaid Wooden Handle
   


119 - African Boa / Azande Tribe Dagger / Short Sword


143 - African Boa tribe of central Zaire short sword, handle bound with copper strips
   


168 - African Boa Tribe Long Sword


114 - African Boa Tribe Short Sword / Dagger
   


1011 - Central African Shi Tribe (Zaire) Double-Edged Iron Sword with Wood Scabbard


193 - African Shi-Havu (Congo) Short Sword
   


185 - African Konda Tribe (Congo) Short Sword, Early 20th Century


115 - African Congo Salampasu Short Sword, First Half 20th Century
   


116 - African Congo Konda Chief's Dagger


179 - African Congo Ngbandi / Azande Curved Sword
   


148 - African Congo Large Spear, late 19th to early 20th Century


151 - African Congo Azande Tribe Spear, late 19th Century
   


1055 - Central African (Zaire) Throwing Knife


1056 - Small African Dagger with Fur and Leather Covered Mountings
   


96 - African Congo Tschokwe Tribe Axe, Late 19th Century


113 - African Tetela Region Kusu Tribe (Congo) Dagger
   


1080 - African Tetela Region Kusu or Sungu Tribe Dagger


1027 - African Tetela Region Kusu or Sungu Tribe Dagger with Long Copper-Clad Hilt
   


229 - African Tetela Tribe Spiked Hilt Dagger


123 - African Congo Tetela Dagger with Wood Mounts and Iron Pommel
   


178 - African Congo Songye Axe


97 - African Songye Axe with Copper-Clad Haft
 

African Magbetu Trumbash
187 - African Magbetu Tribe Trumbash


231 - African (Congo) Mangbetu Trumbash (Sickle Knife)
   
   

Southern Africa


230 - African Ovambo dagger, circa 1940s, with Wooden Mounts


153 - African Congo Spear, late 19th to early 20th Century
   


124 - African Shona Dagger with Copper Wire Braiding


207 - African Shona Small Dagger with Brass Wire Decorated Sheath
   

African Shona Tribe Dagger with High Relief Carving
228 - Shona Dagger with High Relief Carved Wood Mounts, Late 19th Century


1025 - African Dagger, possibly Shona
   


1048 - African Javelin (Throwing Spear)

African Spear with Spiral Wrapped Blade and End Piece Ferrules
1052 - African Spear with Spiral Wrapped Blade and End Piece Ferrules
 
   


98 - African Venda or Tsonga Stabbing Battleaxe, Late 19th Century


100 - African Tschwana or Zulu Tribe Axe, Late 19th Century
   


215 - Swazi or Zulu Iklwa (Assegai) Stabbing Spear with Wire Wrapping and Fur Hide Grip


1051 - African Zulu or Swazi Iklwa (Assegai) Stabbing Spear
   


177 - Zulu Iklwa (Assegai) Short Stabbing Spear, circa 1980


1050 - Antique African Zulu Chief's Staff
   


76 - African Zulu Knobkerrie (club), late 19th Century


77 - African Zulu Knobkerrie Club
   


85 - African Zulu Wooden Club, Mid 20th Century


218 - African Zulu Knobkerrie Club with Egg-Shaped Head, mid 20th Century
   


82 - Zulu Knobkerrie Club with Faceted Head, Early 20th Century


84 - Xhosa or Zulu Club with 'Eagle Claw' Head, 1st Half of 20th Century
   


83 - Xhosa or Zulu Wooden Club, Early to Mid 20th Century


210 - African Zulu Small Head Knobkerrie Club with Wire Wrappings, Late 19th Century
   


75 - African Zulu Bi-colored Wood Knobkerrie Club, Early 20th Century


202 - African Zulu Offset Knobkerrie Club, Late 19th Century
   


238 - African Zulu Knobkerrie Staff (37 inches) with Wire Bands, late 19th to Early 20th Century


239 - African Zulu Knobkerrie, Bi-Colored Wood, late 19th to early 20th Century
   


221 - Swazi or Zulu Wood War Club with Carved Head


226 - African Zulu Long War Club with Iron Studs in Head, Late 19th Century
   


1043 - Short Handled Knobkerrie with a Large Head


1038 - African Wood Knobkerrie Club Variant with Fluted Carved Head
   


1040 - African Human Head Figural Club


87 - Wooden Club, probably African, mid-20th century
   


89 - Zulu Wooden Dance Spear / Club


101 - African Venda Tribe Small Axe, circa 1900
   

Asia

Middle East


16 - Syrian Druze Majdal Shams Jambiya Dagger, 20th Century


49 - Southern Iraqi Jambiya Dagger
   


223 - Persian Wootz Damascus Jambiya Dagger, 19th Century


160 - Jambiya / Khanjar Dagger from Hijaz Region (Saudi Arabia)
   


227 - Large Saudi (Arabian) Jambiya with Brass Trimmed Hilt, Early 20th Century


1024 - Arabian Dharia or Jambiya Dagger with Sheath
   


1036 - Fine Arabian Jambiya Dagger with Intricate Silver Mounts


1117 - Arabian Shafra with Decorated Silver Hilt
   


1032 - Modern Yemeni Thouma Dagger & Belt


1061 - Arabian Jambiya with Cast Gray Metal Hilt
   


163 - Yemeni Jambiya with Silver Overlaid Horn Hilt


1064 - Arabian Jambiya Dagger with Ersatz Coins - Recent
   


1026 - Arabian Jambiya Knife with Silver Decorated Hilt


1120 - Yemeni Jambiya with "White Metal" Decorated Horn Hilt
   


1121 - Yemeni Jambiya with Encased and Silver Alloy Decorated Hilt


1122 - Yemeni Jambiya with White Metal Decorated Dark Horn Hilt
   

Dismounted Plated Jambiya Blade
1158 - Dismounted Plated Jambiya Blade
   

Western & Central Asia


1020 - Single-Edged 'Eared' Pommel Dagger from Ottoman Region with Sheath
   

South Asia


90 - Small Tulwar Sword with Mechanical Damascus Blade with a Gold Koftgari Inscription


91 - Tulwar Hilted Sword with Kirach Style Mechanical Damascus Blade
   


92 - Tulwar Sword with Fluted Silvered Hilt


93 - Mughal Tulwar with Gold Decoration Over an Iron Hilt
   


94 - Tulwar with Bikaner Armory (Rajasthan, India) Markings, circa 1850


1015 - Tulwar with Bikaner Armoury (Rajasthan, India) Marking
   


167 - Southern Indian Style Tulwar Sword with Brass Animal Head Hilt


220 - Long Tulwar Sword with Silvered Hilt
   

Indian Wootz (Damascus) Katar (Jamadhar) Dagger
25 - Indian Wootz (Damascus) Katar Dagger,
Mid 19th Century

Exceptional Indian Wootz (Damascus) Katar (Jamadhar) Dagger
26 - Indian Wootz (Damascus) Katar Dagger
   


27 - Southern Indian Katar Dagger with Copper Alloy Hilt


28 - Indian (Mysore) Katar Dagger, 18th Century
   

Wootz (Damascus Steel) Indian Katar (Jamadhar) Dagger
251 - Indian Wootz (Damascus) Katar (Jamadhar) Dagger

South Indian Katar Dagger With European Blade
252 - Southern Indian katar with European blade
   


253 - Indian Wootz (Damascus) Katar (Jamadhar) Dagger with Sheath


254 - Northern Indian Katar with Wootz Blade, 19th Century
   


1022 - Indian Steel Katar Dagger with Sheath


1112 - Indian Wootz (Damascus) Katar (Jamadhar) Dagger with Old Sheath
   

Indian Katar (Jamadhar) Dagger with Inserted Layered Armor Piercing Tip
1113 - Indian Katar (Jamadhar) Dagger with Inserted Layered Armor Piercing Tip
 
   


1114 - Khyber Knife with Brass Bolster, Horn Hilt and an Old Sheath

Khyber Knife
127 - Khyber knife, blade inscribed Razmak 1930
   


133 - Large Khyber Knife


19 - Indian or Afgani Pesh-kabz Dagger, 20th Century
   


246 - Nepalese Kukri Knife with Well Patinated Stag Horn Hilt in Sheath with Two Small Knives
   


1072 - Khukuri Inscribed 'EFR Dakka 1935' on Hilt Cap


1066 - Military Style Khukuri Knife with Sheath
   


1067 - Nepalese Khukuri Knife with Two Accesssory Knives & Sheath - Recent


1065 - Nepalese Khukuri Knife with Sheath & Accessory Knife - Recent
   


1082 - Modern Nepalese Khukuri (Kukri) with Horn Grip and Leather Sheath


1003 - Khukuri knife
   

Bhutanese dozum dagger
18 - Bhutanese Dozum Dagger


1034 - Bhutanese Patang Dagger with 'Hairpin' Pattern-Welded Blade
   

Far East


1001 - Sword Dao


1035 - Southeast Asian (Burmese?) Dha Knife with Silver Mounts
   


189 - Vietnamese knife, dated 1965
   


72 - Bugis Keris with Layer Forged 'Singing' Blade


73 - Bugis Keris, with features suggesting origin in North Malaysian State of Terengganu
   

Philippines


249 - Philippine Kalinga Chief's 'Head-Hunting' Axe
from Central Luzon Highlands


1049 - Philippine Igorot Bontoc (Northern Luzon) Falfeg Barbed War Spear
   


1023 - Northern Philippine Talibon Knife
 
   


1019 - 'Talibong' Sword / Machete from the Philippines with Wood Scabbard


1030 - Philippine Machete with Rattan Wrapped Wood Hilt & Scabbard
   


20 - Philippine Luzon 'Bowie' Knife, circa 1930 - 1940


21 - Philippine Luzon 'Bowie' Knife
   

Knife Marked 'Philippines 1945' with Horn Hilt with Aluminum & Brass
1133 - Philippine Knife Marked 'Philippines 1945' with Horn Hilt decorated with Aluminum & Brass
 


63 - Philippine Large Bowie Knife with Horn & Brass Hilt and Wooden Sheath, Early to Mid 20th Century
   


68 - Philippine Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath, 20th Century
 

Philippine Dog's Head Clip Point Bolo Knife and Caribou Horn Sheath
300 - Philippine Dog-Headed Bolo
   


64 - Philippine Bolo Knife with Horn & Brass Hilt and Leather Sheath, WWII Era


67 - Philippine Bolo Knife with Figural Carved Horn Hilt & Sheath, WWII Era
   


1074 - Philippine Working Bolo Knife with Sheath


1132 - Philippine Bolo with Saber Type Hilt, Inscribed 31st Inf & 1918
   


1076 - Philippine Bolo Knife with Leather Sheath


1078 - Philippine Bolo Knife with Leather Sheath
   


1068 - Philippine Clip Point Bowie Style Bolo Knife with Sheath


1073 - Philippine Working Cleaver / Knife with Sheath
   


191 - Philippine Bolo Knife with Sheath, mid 20th Century


1069 - Philippine Bolo Utility Knife with Wooden Sheath
   


1079 - Philippine Heavy Bolo Knife with Unusual Mounts and Wooden Scabbard


1077 - Philippine Bolo Utility Knife with Wooden Sheath
   

Philippine Bolo Knife
1128 - Philippine Bolo Knife with a Wooden Dog's Head Profile Hilt
 
   


1075 - Philippine Bolo Knife with Leather Sheath


1029 - Philippine Single Edged Knife with Brass Crossguard and Trim
   

Moro Punal or Gunong Dagger
2 - Moro Punal or Gunong Dagger

Moro Punal or Gunong Dagger
248 - Moro Chief's Punal Dagger
   


1106 - Philippine Moro Punal or Gunong Dagger


1107 - Philippine Moro Punal or Gunong Dagger with Sheath having a WWII Inscription
   


138 - Philippine Barong (Barung) with Laminated Steel Blade & Wood Mounts with a Silver Ferrule


1014 - Philippine Barong with Silver Hilt Ferrule
 
   


140 - Moro Kris with Slightly Curved Laminated Blade also with Iron Inlays
   

Indonesia


184 - Indonesian Golok Machete, circa 1900


126 - Indonesian Parrot Head Golok Machete with Horn Trim and Hilt
   


129 - Indonesian Golok Machete (Large Knife) with a Horn Hilt


166 - Indonesian Short Sword, Pedang Lurus, circa 1960s
   


51 - Indonesian Knife with Layered Blade and a Horn Hilt c. 1890s
 


56 - Indonesian Knife, c.1920s
   


132 - Sumatran Pedang Saber with a Laminated Steel Blade


137 - Sumatran Pedang with Fine Pamor Blade and Horn Hilt
   


181 - Sumatran Aceh Sikin Panjang


1103 - Indonesian Badek with Wooden Hilt having a Silver Ferrule and Wooden Sheath
   


1016 - Sumatran Keris Penjang (Execution) Sword with Simple Variant Hilt


1101 - Sumatran Sewar with Floral Carved Horn Hilt & Scabbard Mouth
   


141 - Balinese / Lombak Sword, Straight, Double-edged with Silver Alloy Mountings
 


1109 - Balinese Naga (Serpent) Keris with Layered Blade
   


1081 - Indonesian Lading Terus Dagger in Wooden Burl Mountings


53 - Indonesian Tumbak (Spear) Blade Mounted as a Dagger
   


59 - Indonesian Palembang Sumatran Keris Dagger, Early 20th Century


1105 - Bugis Keris with Embossed Silver Decoration Covering the Hilt and Scabbard
   


142 - Balinese Keris Sword with Mechanical Damascus Blade
   


1057 - Indonesian Kalimantan (Borneo) Mandau Machete / Short Sword, Recent


1104 - Indonesian Dayak Curved Double Edged Dagger with Wooden Hilt
   


1083 - Unmounted Wavy Keris Blade with Small Beast Figure at the Base


1084 - Unmounted Straight Keris Blade
   


1085 - Five Dismounted Wooden Keris Dagger Hilts


 1108 - Dismounted Wooden Keris Dagger Hilts (2) and an Orphan Mendak
   


1086 - Three 'Orphaned' Keris Mendaks
   
 
1006 - Bali (Indonesian) Hanuman Keris Holder (modern)


1062 - Two Keris Scabbards


1037 - Hanuman Keris Holder - modern
(detail)
   

Oceania


74 - Fijian Hardwood Throwing Club, 19th Century


1004 - Fijian Kiakavo Dina Club


211 - Australian Aboriginal Throwing Stick


208 - Australian Aboriginal Throwing Club
   

Europe & Elsewhere
   


8 - Bosnian Bichaq Knife with Decorated Bone Hilt, c. 1890
 


5 - Canary Islands 'Naife' Knife, 20th Century
   


1039 - Irish Shillelagh Wooden Walking Stick (Cane) Formed from Trunk and Branch


1060 - Heavy Single Edge Knife with a Brass Forefinger Ring Guard
   


1129 - Small Utility Knife
 
 
   

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