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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
It has a rather rough look for goldsmiths work? ...

It has a rather rough look for goldsmiths work? Have you tested the metal with the correct acids?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Tim Simmons
This is the best example of the same style of...

This is the best example of the same style of artwork and construction I could find in my books. Although I put it further east, it is north and nowhere near Zulu. The work of Lozi people in what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Tim Simmons
These must be for high status people.

These must be for high status people.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am not a gun person and have never found them...

I am not a gun person and have never found them interesting. I am not that keen on the aesthetic displayed on classic sporting guns always feel they are rather staid bit this is something else.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Stratford armourie highlights

Stratford armourie museum Shakespeare country. On the old RAF Snettiton site. This is a interesting collection. It is rather like a super sized school boy collection gone mad with no real focus. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Tim Simmons
Many thanks. I am now certain this is most...

Many thanks. I am now certain this is most probably from Nyasaland. I am not at home to show it with others. I am now able to give some measurements, just under 47 cm long and a knob diameter of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Tim Simmons
Question Zulu or further north?

I purchased this today from a Zulu material collector. He states this piece as Zulu. To me it looks more like work from further north like pieces from what is today Malawi or even up to the Ilemi...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Tim Simmons
Solomon Island dance stick. I have one and will...

Solomon Island dance stick. I have one and will post a picture latter when I have time. In my opinion they are not of the same desire as club weapons, certainly not this form of dance stick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By Tim Simmons
Wink Where are the clubs? :)

Where are the clubs? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,604
Posted By Tim Simmons
Firstly my last item posted here turned out not...

Firstly my last item posted here turned out not to be what I was hoping.

I really like the heavy lance and I think that is a flat-pack furniture dowel stuck in the end. Can not tell much about the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Interesting Seme

I have largely sold all and stopped collecting sword and knives. However I have kept a few of simple African pieces. Today I came across this nice old seme which I could not resist. What is most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,023
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think the idea is to remove the concept of...

I think the idea is to remove the concept of ivory as a quality material. This will affect desire in the market place even for old ivory. Auction houses will not want to handle it, even pre 1947. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have never had an older example of this type of...

I have never had an older example of this type of weapon. Still looking to find one at an affordable price.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks like the sort of big sword knives that come...

Looks like the sort of big sword knives that come out of Pakistan. Some of these Pakistan made knives are really rather good. I bought this example for camping a lot smaller. There are big ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Tim Simmons
I really do not know what to make of it. I...

I really do not know what to make of it. I certainly do not think it a tourist item. It was not expensive but also not a that cheap. There is the saying " if looks too good to be true then it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thank you for your interest. This piece is sewn...

Thank you for your interest. This piece is sewn with sinew, but supplies of thread sinew can be found on the internet. The stone takes some skill to make. How much time does it take to do this? ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Tim Simmons
It has arrived and to my surprise it is really...

It has arrived and to my surprise it is really rather nice. I do not know what to make of it. There is quality to it, even patina. It has been constructed with a lot of consideration to weight and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Tim Simmons
Of all my collection the Massim pieces are my...

Of all my collection the Massim pieces are my favorites. A late club but very nice indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Tim Simmons
The knife does take the form of a much earlier...

The knife does take the form of a much earlier period. You could wonder at what response it would stir if being sold with no information on ebay. The questions of condition and brightness of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Tim Simmons
Cool Very interesting and much appreciated posting....

Very interesting and much appreciated posting. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think Barry is right Africa Senufo.

I think Barry is right Africa Senufo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thanks for the most interesting replies. ...

Thanks for the most interesting replies. Fortunately the cost was bearable. My only riposte will be that I can provide pictures of examples from books of collections that differ. Also examples of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Tim Simmons
Food for thought. Say this item presents an old...

Food for thought. Say this item presents an old axe? It may been used later as a dance or status piece? Is it possible that we assume that the original culture was not capable of appreciating there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very good point. That thought has also been in...

Very good point. That thought has also been in my mind. There is a chance that besides looking like a weapon it could be ceremonial or dance piece. Clearly some of the artifacts out there are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have to agree with Barry. I do not see the...

I have to agree with Barry. I do not see the motifs as European. the mission station would have a massive impact. As one of the links shows European influence would be hard to avoid completely in...
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