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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By VANDOO
ITS LIKELY TO BE A GUARDIAN STATUE REPRESENTING A...

ITS LIKELY TO BE A GUARDIAN STATUE REPRESENTING A POWERFUL ANCESTOR OR SPIRIT. THESE WERE PLACED AT THE ENTRANCES OF VILLAGES OR DWELLINGS TO KEEP EVIL SPIRITS FROM ENTERING. THEY WERE WIDELY USED...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up ITS A BEAUTY. I WOULD THINK IT IS LIKELY IN THE...

ITS A BEAUTY. I WOULD THINK IT IS LIKELY IN THE JIMPUL GROUP BUT I AM FAR FROM KNOWLEDGEABLE ENOUGH TO ADD MUCH. THE CARVING ON THE PANEL ON THE SCABBARD AND PERHAPS A GOOD PICTURE OF THE CARVING ON...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By VANDOO
Smile I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE FORM OF THIS KNIFE. :) ...

I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE FORM OF THIS KNIFE. :) THE DESIGNS NO DOUBT HAVE A NAME AND MAY HAVE HAD MEANING OR JUST BEEN DECORATIONS. AFRICAN WEAPONS IS NOT MY FIELD SO I DON'T KNOW.
FOR EXAMPLE.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 314
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up WOW! THIS TAKES GUNONGS TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL . ...

WOW! THIS TAKES GUNONGS TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL .
I TOO WAS THINKING ALONG THE LINES OF THE BLADE BEING MADE FROM A LARGER BLADE CUT DOWN PERHAPS A CUSTOM ORDER. THE OTHER POSSIBILITY IS A SHOP...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A NICE VARIATION OF A SYRIAN DAGGER. THESE...

A NICE VARIATION OF A SYRIAN DAGGER. THESE USUALLY HAVE A FLAT SLIGHTLY CURVED DOUBLE EDGED BLADE. STRAIGHT BLADES ARE NOT THE NORM THIS TYPE BLADE IS DESIGNED TO MAKE A WOUND WHAT STAYS OPEN. THE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By VANDOO
THE LINE IS USUALLY LONG AND PARKING CAN BE A...

THE LINE IS USUALLY LONG AND PARKING CAN BE A PROBLEM IF ONE IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA. THERE IS A LOT TO SEE SO ITS NOT JUST A WALK THRU SHOW BUT WILL TAKE MOST OF THE DAY. THE AUCTION IS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up IT APPEARS TO BE A NICE VINTAGE EXAMPLE WITH THE...

IT APPEARS TO BE A NICE VINTAGE EXAMPLE WITH THE TRADITIONAL PHALLIC END TO THE HANDLE. IT MAY HAVE HAD A FIBER WRAP ON THE GRIP OR NOT. THE EDGE OF THE SNAIL SHELL LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD SERVE WELL AS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up IT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE LONG THIN...

IT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE LONG THIN FORM DOES IT HAVE ANY CARVED DESIGNS? 2014 SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN A GOOD YEAR FOR COLLECTING FOR MANY OF US , MAY 2015 BE EVEN BETTER FOR US ALL. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By VANDOO
Talking A 5 HOUR DRIVE TO TIMONIUM WOULD BE WELL REPAID...

A 5 HOUR DRIVE TO TIMONIUM WOULD BE WELL REPAID AS THE SHOW IS REGULATED AND ONLY ANTIQUE ARMS AND RELATED ARE ALLOWED. THERE ARE NO NEW WEAPONS, JEWELRY OR KITSCH AND QUITE A LOT OF ANTIQUE WEAPONS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,258
Posted By VANDOO
Smile DSLALA TRIBE A.K.A. CLUBBERS OR KORUBO

FIRST CONTACT OCTOBER 1996 AROUND 200 MEMBERS IN TWO GROUPS TODAY. LIVE IN WESTERN AMAZON BASIN IN JAVARI VALLEY BRAZIL. THE TRIBE PREFERS TO BE CALLED DSLALA NOT THE OTHER FORIGNER NAMES FOR THEM....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,258
Posted By VANDOO
THE HUNI KUIN ALSO KNOWN AS KAXINAWA TRIBE WERE...

THE HUNI KUIN ALSO KNOWN AS KAXINAWA TRIBE WERE DISCOVERED IN 1948 AND THERE ARE AROUND 2500 IN THE TRIBE TODAY AND THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP THEIR CULTURE AND SPIRITUAL BELIEFS. MANY AMAZON TRIBES...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,258
Posted By VANDOO
Huni Kuin AKA. Kaxinawa tribe amazon Brazil & Peru

PICTURES #1 THRU #6 ARE OF TWO ITEMS A CEREMONIAL SPEAR/ CLUB USUALLY CARRIED BY THE CHIEF OR PRIEST OF THE TRIBE. AND A MORE TRADITIONAL FORM OF DOUBLE ENDED CEREMONIAL SPEAR. BOTH SPEARS AROUND 6...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up CONGRATULATIONS ITS DIFFICULT TO FIND ANYTHING...

CONGRATULATIONS ITS DIFFICULT TO FIND ANYTHING EVEN A GOOD REPLICA FROM THE COOK ISLANDS. THERE IS LITTLE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THEIR WEAPONS THE MOST COMMON THING I SEE FOR SALE THESE DAYS IS THE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A NICE SWORD :) THE FUR LOOKS LIKE RABBIT AND...

A NICE SWORD :) THE FUR LOOKS LIKE RABBIT AND IF IT IS, IS NOT LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN SOMETHING HUNTED AND USED IN AFRICA. I DON'T KNOW IF WILD RABBITS OR HARE ARE IN AFRICA AT LEAST I NEVER SAW ANY....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up I DON'T COLLECT IN THIS FIELD MUCH DUE TO LACK OF...

I DON'T COLLECT IN THIS FIELD MUCH DUE TO LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE PREVALENCE OF THE MANY REPLICAS SAID TO BE OLD. HARD TO TELL MUCH FROM PICTURES BUT THIS LOOKS LIKE THE REAL ITEM TO ME JUST A GUT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A NICE LOOKING FIJI CLUB, IT WILL BE INTERESTING...

A NICE LOOKING FIJI CLUB, IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO GET SOME INFORMATION ON THE FORM WHEN YOU HAVE IT IN HAND. I HAVE NOT HANDLED ONE OF THESE AND HAVE ONLY SEEN PICTURES SO I WONDER ABOUT ITS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By VANDOO
IT APPEARS TO BE A CANOE PADDLE THAT HAS BEEN CUT...

IT APPEARS TO BE A CANOE PADDLE THAT HAS BEEN CUT DOWN THE DESIGN LOOKS OCEANIC SOUTH PACIFIC TO ME BUT I HAVE NO PICTURES OR REFRENCE FOR THE TYPE. THE BISHOP MUSEUM MAY HAVE A GOOD COLLECTION FOR...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th November 2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up ITS INTERESTING TO SEE MORE MODERN EXAMPLES OF...

ITS INTERESTING TO SEE MORE MODERN EXAMPLES OF KOHL CONTAINERS THE ONLY ONES I HAD SEEN WERE ALL OLD ONES FROM THE TIME OF THE PHARAOHS IN EGYPT.
MASCARA AND EYE SHADOW ARE STILL USED HERE IN THE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A NICE GROUP OF CLUBS I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE WOOD...

A NICE GROUP OF CLUBS I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE WOOD USED ON YOUR NEW CLUB. ARE THEY ALL FROM RENNEL ISLAND IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up IT LOOKS LIKE A NICE EXAMPLE OF THE FORM. :) ...

IT LOOKS LIKE A NICE EXAMPLE OF THE FORM. :) ITS NOT MY FIELD SO ABOUT ALL I CAN SAY IS INDO-PERSIAN AX DOES SHOW SOME PATINA TO THE SHAFT AND THE BLADE INLAY ABOUT NORMAL FOR THESE. YOU DON'T SEE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up CONGRATULATIONS !! A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE TRULY...

CONGRATULATIONS !! A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE TRULY WORTHY OF A CHIEF OR HIGH PRIEST. :cool: A 15 INCH WIDE BLADE WOW! TRULY A MONSTER EVEN FOR THIS TYPE OF CLUB. I HAVEN'T SEEN DOG FIGURES DEPICTED ON...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,170
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up I WISH I COULD BE THERE TO HANDLE THESE CLUBS...

I WISH I COULD BE THERE TO HANDLE THESE CLUBS TOO. :D
ITS NOT POSSIBLE TO TELL MUCH OR TO GET A FEEL FOR A WEAPON FROM PICTURES. BUT A PICTURE IS STILL OFTEN BETTER THAN A THOUSAND WORDS.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THE CARVING TECHNIQUES I SEE ARE CHIP CARVING AND...

THE CARVING TECHNIQUES I SEE ARE CHIP CARVING AND INCISED LINE CARVING. VERY WELL DONE. LIKELY POLISHED WITH CORAL SAND OR LAVA SAND? TO FINISH IT. A VERY FINE SALI OF THE CLASSIC FORM WITH MORE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By VANDOO
WELL THIS POST HAS DECIDED ME ON WHAT TO DO WITH...

WELL THIS POST HAS DECIDED ME ON WHAT TO DO WITH ALL MY OLD PRE CITES IVORY ITEMS BE THEY CARVINGS OR SWORDS I WILL HAVE THEM CREMATED WITH ME. I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO SELL THEM TO OTHER COLLECTORS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,170
Posted By VANDOO
Smile I AGREE THIS OPENWORK EDGE AND CORD ON THE...

I AGREE THIS OPENWORK EDGE AND CORD ON THE STRIKING EDGE OF THE CLUB HEAD WOULD MAKE FOR A LESS EFFICENT WAR CLUB. I HAVE SEEN THIS OPENWORK WRAPPED WITH SENNIT CORD ON THIS EXAMPLE AND ONE OTHER,...
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