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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks to be from the South Sudan and a nice...

Looks to be from the South Sudan and a nice example.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 23,956
Posted By Tim Simmons
From a little research it seems that RIKBAKTSÁ is...

From a little research it seems that RIKBAKTSÁ is more of a culture language region rather than a specific people. Rather like the different but related peoples of the EU that speak French. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Tim Simmons
That's how a lot of new expensive Bowie and other...

That's how a lot of new expensive Bowie and other knives are made, by most of the prestige knife makers. Produced ground from bar stock steel. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By Tim Simmons
A cell test can be done on the wood but does cost...

A cell test can be done on the wood but does cost and may not pin point the exact timber.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I have this information on this spear taken from...

I have this information on this spear taken from " AMAZONIEN Indianer der Regenwalder und Savannen, Museums der Volkerkunde Dresden 2009 " The spear illustrated was collected from the Mundurucu. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By Tim Simmons
My feelings are for an African origin. It would...

My feelings are for an African origin. It would be nice e to be really sure though?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By Tim Simmons
Another one that will have to flare up now and...

Another one that will have to flare up now and again like toothache.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Tim Simmons
I cannot see this as an altered paddle. It...

I cannot see this as an altered paddle. It appears too thick to be a paddle blade and the shaping is too far off a central axis to have been originally a paddle. Measurements and object comparison...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,868
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am only adding this link as again it supports...

I am only adding this link as again it supports my hypothesis that this could well be genuine. Read stone tomahawks more fancy than everyday...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Tim Simmons
I was watching that. I am not sure what to make...

I was watching that. I am not sure what to make of it. I hope I might be able to come back with some info latter. It does look rather like a dance club but it does appear to be reasonably heavy as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,868
Posted By Tim Simmons
For those who would like quick reference pages 56...

For those who would like quick reference pages 56 70 122 and onward are best.
You can see this axe could well play a role at a sophisticated gathering where the carrying of real weapons may cause...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,868
Posted By Tim Simmons
This piece still fascinates and stimulates me. I...

This piece still fascinates and stimulates me. I have found a detailed university research paper which explores the concept of 'art and costly signaling' and the manufacture of seemingly useless and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Tim Simmons
Bida, a town and centre of manufactures of all...

Bida, a town and centre of manufactures of all kinds, a regional hub.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Tim Simmons
The guard appears to be Bida style.

The guard appears to be Bida style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Tim Simmons
I used to like these especially the long Tuareg?...

I used to like these especially the long Tuareg? form. The only one I have left, which I kept as metal keeps better than the rather delicate goat leather. Is a Nupe? among other peoples example....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Tim Simmons
Excellent, great info Colin. What a good place...

Excellent, great info Colin. What a good place this forum is!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Tim Simmons
The fact that they were bought together does not...

The fact that they were bought together does not mean that they were collected at the same time or place. They could have come from a person's eclactic collection of junk.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Tim Simmons
The fine engraved lines on the sharft of this...

The fine engraved lines on the sharft of this example make me believe this example may actually be African. Here is an example from the Pittrivers Oxford. Either way I like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Tim Simmons
Interesting scabbard with the lizard motif. This...

Interesting scabbard with the lizard motif. This not the same weapon but from the same part of the world. When I first post pictures of it here many years ago because it had a gecko/salamander...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By Tim Simmons
Great sense at last.

Great sense at last.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,831
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: 1,483
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: 655
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: 454
Posted By Tim Simmons
Good catch. :cool:

Good catch. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
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...
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