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Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By colin henshaw
Hello Philip, Good information... many thanks...

Hello Philip,

Good information... many thanks for taking the trouble to do this research. I was only working on memory from my visits to the Wallace Collection here in London, and have no reference...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By colin henshaw
My guess is that it is a made-up piece (perhaps...

My guess is that it is a made-up piece (perhaps in the 19th century), and that the head did not originally belong to the pole. Possibly for Victorian period display purposes ??

I'm no expert at all...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By colin henshaw
Austral Islands is correct, usually the carving...

Austral Islands is correct, usually the carving extends all over on these, so probably unfinished on this example, for some reason.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By colin henshaw
A nice Maori staff, either an "orator's...

A nice Maori staff, either an "orator's staff" or just to be carried by older men.
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By colin henshaw
I vote for it being Indian, some sort of ankus...

I vote for it being Indian, some sort of ankus (elephant goad) type item or similar.
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By colin henshaw
It seems very well and robustly made to be a...

It seems very well and robustly made to be a fantasy piece ? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By colin henshaw
A most interesting and unusual dagger. Japanese...

A most interesting and unusual dagger. Japanese double-edged blades being less common than single-edged. Looking forward to hearing more about it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By colin henshaw
Great job Ken, impressive work !

Great job Ken, impressive work !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,170
Posted By colin henshaw
Another suggestion .... Panoleon could, if he...

Another suggestion .... Panoleon could, if he wishes, send images and a description of the cuirass to the Ethnographic curators at say the British Museum and the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford. I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,170
Posted By colin henshaw
Yes, quite a bizarre and diverse assembly....

Yes, quite a bizarre and diverse assembly. Seemingly however, the list of gifts provided was criticised even at the time and some thought more benefical and practical items such as woodworking tools...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,170
Posted By colin henshaw
I can add a little more to the "prop"...

I can add a little more to the "prop" option (at the risk of upsetting Jim should any of the terms mentioned not meet with his approval :rolleyes: ) :-

a) As well as movie props , theatre props...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,170
Posted By colin henshaw
Most likely just due to drying out over a long...

Most likely just due to drying out over a long period of time as the skin could not shrink naturally due to being riveted to a metal plate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,170
Posted By colin henshaw
This thread is certainly proving popular ! The...

This thread is certainly proving popular ! The crocodile "armour" from Nubia is
for sure an impressive and well-known object. I have looked closely at it in the BM a number of times. Likely it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,170
Posted By colin henshaw
Getting closer !

Getting closer !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,170
Posted By colin henshaw
A suggestion for Panoleon, if he wishes to pursue...

A suggestion for Panoleon, if he wishes to pursue it ... collecting Movie Props (presumably old ones as well as new), is quite a popular interest and looking on the internet I see there are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,170
Posted By colin henshaw
Wink Jim McDougall]Hmmmm, I WONDER if this could be a...

Jim McDougall]Hmmmm,
I WONDER if this could be a kind of regalia for use by a member of one of the secretive guilds or societies known in West Africa, one that comes to mind is the 'Crocodile guild'....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,170
Posted By colin henshaw
This is an interesting and enigmatic item, thanks...

This is an interesting and enigmatic item, thanks for posting. Was there any provenance to the piece ?

From the images, I am doubtful the cuirass was made in Africa, taking into account the style,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By colin henshaw
Incorrect. Extract from "The History of...

Incorrect.

Extract from "The History of Mankind" by F Ratzel, 1896 and another extract from "The British Museum Handbook to the Ethnographical Collections", 1910 :-
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By colin henshaw
As far as I can make out, the peoples of...

As far as I can make out, the peoples of Madagascar did not really use "swords" in the historic period. Their main weapon before the introduction of firearms was the spear.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By colin henshaw
Here is a relevant extract from a book I have to...

Here is a relevant extract from a book I have to hand ... "Man & his Handiwork" by the Rev. J G Wood 1886, that describes these shields and mentioning the visual aid aspect. The shield shown by Wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By colin henshaw
I read somewhere that the cutouts were to improve...

I read somewhere that the cutouts were to improve the vision of the person holding the shield...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By colin henshaw
A good example Norman, thanks for posting. They...

A good example Norman, thanks for posting. They are often found damaged/buckled.

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By colin henshaw
Many thanks for the link, Ken. Mughal, say early...

Many thanks for the link, Ken. Mughal, say early 19th century for my arrows seems about right.

Regards
Colin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By colin henshaw
Indian arrows (Mughal ?)

Something a bit different ... I was able to pick up these four arrows out of interest quite cheaply a little while ago. Can anyone give me more information about them ? The quality of workmanship is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks OK to me, Ken.

Looks OK to me, Ken.
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