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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2016, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Shorter all metal javlin/stabbing spears like...

Shorter all metal javlin/stabbing spears like this are also found in West Africa and further into the African continent. There are examples in the archive. Saying that I have seen Indian all steel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Tim Simmons
This has turned into a nightmare first I notice...

This has turned into a nightmare first I notice the seller was offering the same club under a different seller name. I reported this. The seller said it was not and that mine was being sent to me. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Tim Simmons
Right , back home. I am not saying this is IT...

Right , back home. I am not saying this is IT but? Consider the similarities in style and form, especially at the forte which is an area that quite distinctive. How many blades from around the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Tim Simmons
I wonder you might have quite a rare blade. In...

I wonder you might have quite a rare blade. In the Grassi museum Leipzig I came across this spear. Yes the blade is a little smaller and has some inlay decoration. However we know that weapon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,875
Posted By Tim Simmons
Nice, got some age . I want one.

Nice, got some age . I want one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Tim Simmons
This is possible a case of fraudulent activity...

This is possible a case of fraudulent activity on ebay. I have been in communication with ebay. If this turns out to be so I shall warn all who to avoid.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,875
Posted By Tim Simmons
Would like to see it but no pics so far.

Would like to see it but no pics so far.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Tim Simmons
There has been a slight delay in getting this...

There has been a slight delay in getting this club but all sorted now so should be here in a week or so. In the meantime I post pages from the before mentioned publication. This is not the law, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Tim Simmons
These have an East African look to me. The...

These have an East African look to me. The shield looks to have an Ethiopian/Somali ie north. The spear I think is from further south.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Tim Simmons
I cannot get the same light or back cloth but I...

I cannot get the same light or back cloth but I feel you can see why I was prepared to take a gamble. My picture is slightly more in focus.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Tim Simmons
Question Fiji battle hammer

I have gambled a not inconsiderable amount of hongo on these pictures. If it turns out right then I have a bargain. In the current market a gamble is the only way I can get a club like this. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,712
Posted By Tim Simmons
Great contribution ! If you were to be slashed...

Great contribution ! If you were to be slashed by a sawfish sword weapon you would be in a very poor state. I think it has been established that pre industrial communities used these natural...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By Tim Simmons
Cool How fabulous, even if weapons are not your thing.

How fabulous, even if weapons are not your thing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Tim Simmons
This could help, but again before true...

This could help, but again before true standardisation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Tim Simmons
Multiple private manufactures were producing...

Multiple private manufactures were producing versions hence the problem with quality. I will scan the illustration of the inspection mark. You have to bear in mind a time that is just before...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By Tim Simmons
This one sold on the well known auction site for...

This one sold on the well known auction site for more than x3 of mine. A little prettier still short 112cm, 5cm shorter than mine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Tim Simmons
Who knows how strict or how slack or the proper...

Who knows how strict or how slack or the proper stamping procedure now?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Tim Simmons
According to " Pictorial History of Swords...

According to " Pictorial History of Swords & Bayonets, R.J.Wilkinson.Latham" the crown is "British inspectors mark" and from "Swords of the British Army, Brian Robson, National Army museum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,106
Posted By Tim Simmons
Stuff about Shoshone stone knapping from 1860s...

Stuff about Shoshone stone knapping from 1860s onwards, the women were the best at knapping. The Shoshone would have access to the high silica rhyolite quarries which is found in the western...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,106
Posted By Tim Simmons
I just want to say that I have identified the...

I just want to say that I have identified the stone. "Rhyolite" This pink Rhyolite {high grade} is high in silica which makes knapping possible. It is a volcanic stone. If you look carefully you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Tim Simmons
Great really nice to see. Beat me to it LJ.

Great really nice to see. Beat me to it LJ.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Tim Simmons
Trade goods haberdashery supplies were available...

Trade goods haberdashery supplies were available on the plains and at reservation stores in the 19th century, certainly in the US so the same in CAD. Even if not used in war dose not have to ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Tim Simmons
Ho Ho

Ho Ho
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Tim Simmons
Trying to capture the play of light on the shell.

Trying to capture the play of light on the shell.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Tim Simmons
Not necessarily tourist item. Check out what can...

Not necessarily tourist item. Check out what can be found at AMNH.
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