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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2015, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
BULIKIA with masculine finished root ball.

BULIKIA with masculine finished root ball.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just make sure you let your Mums know when you...

Just make sure you let your Mums know when you will be back, its a long way to peddle on the sidewalk.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Tim Simmons
This 33min video of CA Butterfield &...

This 33min video of CA Butterfield & Butterfield collection of knives {Bowie}, is rather amusing and lightly informative. These should be considered acceptable as ethnographic as they are not made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Tim Simmons
Good catch. :cool:

Good catch. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Tim Simmons
I do not collect knives or swords anymore but I...

I do not collect knives or swords anymore but I like to keep my hand in the game to some degree. This is quite informative, taken from "The London Knife Book, an A-Z guide to London Cutlers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Tim Simmons
Top piece Naga , Asam India called doa. The...

Top piece Naga , Asam India called doa. The others are African. A Somali dagger. The Monitor lizard skin scabbard and knife is very nice from the Fang of Gabon. The curved knife is Congo. I like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Tim Simmons
You have to gamble and take risks on some things,...

You have to gamble and take risks on some things, bad pictures and the unknown. Yes you can loose small amounts of money, which is always disappointing. Gambles for small sums of money do work out...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,495
Posted By Tim Simmons
Interesting follow up. Confirming the form and...

Interesting follow up. Confirming the form and expanded...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks African to me.

Looks African to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Tim Simmons
Perhaps a local morphing of forms? Spike and...

Perhaps a local morphing of forms? Spike and rounded end. Round end club 109cm the other 133cm.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Tim Simmons
Shame about the damage. Mine is 1006 g You can...

Shame about the damage. Mine is 1006 g You can feel how a good edge on hit with on of these would snap bone. Also capable of opening the flesh on bony parts of the body. Ouch :eek: !!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have a feeling that the other "club"...

I have a feeling that the other "club" is a weaving sword from Africa. I have one. I believe the handle on your example is a typical form.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think the Solomon Islands are a very good area...

I think the Solomon Islands are a very good area for collection. The cannibal frisson link to Fijian clubs is just as relevant to some 19th century Solomon Islands. Many forms are no less common...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By Tim Simmons
Interesting, love the face what a shame about the...

Interesting, love the face what a shame about the condition. Very interesting!!! :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By Tim Simmons
There is some semblance to Fijian work. The...

There is some semblance to Fijian work. The cowrie has uses in Fijian culture. It looks like many ww1 trench clubs. There was a 57 strong Fijian force serving at the Somme? The cowrie would have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very cool. Just love the simple but so clever...

Very cool. Just love the simple but so clever construction. I do not really collect swords and knives any more, but like some Seme and other simple African items, I would not have been able to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Tim Simmons
Bandook that is a nice looking club. 55 cm x 6...

Bandook that is a nice looking club. 55 cm x 6 cm seems odd size when I look at mine. My club of this type is 45 cm long not including the tassel with a head diameter of 15 cm and weighs 1.104 kg....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Tim Simmons
The example from Berlin could be seen to relate...

The example from Berlin could be seen to relate to the forms in the drawings. Wish I had one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Tim Simmons
These are clubs of the BraziIan Amazon. I got...

These are clubs of the BraziIan Amazon. I got this one from a lady that works for the Brazil government (funai) a department for Indian affairs. She got this club from the Ikpeng. I believe the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Tim Simmons
This club was on show in the Berlin Ethnographic...

This club was on show in the Berlin Ethnographic museum when I visited 2011. It was labelled as being Northern Argentina. Northern Argentina is in The Guarani language sphere.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Tim Simmons
I meant to leave a bid on this one. I like it. ...

I meant to leave a bid on this one. I like it. I would think it is from the Sudan or there abouts. Leather in not normally seem on South American things but there is always an exception. You got...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Tim Simmons
Hard to be sure. It is rather short.

Hard to be sure. It is rather short.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have a feeling that this is an Asian blow gun. ...

I have a feeling that this is an Asian blow gun. The sort used by the Malay aboriginals like the Semai.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Tim Simmons
I was watching that one. It is quite a bit...

I was watching that one. It is quite a bit smaller than the examples I uploaded earlier. It does look like a good club with some age. Not a recent tourist piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By Tim Simmons
Enter club or sword weapon in the search box here...

Enter club or sword weapon in the search box here and I think this slim sword club has more in common with South American {Paraguay Amazon} examples than Oceanic.

http://anthro.amnh.org/south
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