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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
A very interesting piece, I have been searching...

A very interesting piece, I have been searching all the books I have for anything similar but have found nothing. However I could add some more speculation. The blade looks like one of those long...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 01:15 PM
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Views: 164
Posted By Tim Simmons
It would be nice to have some measurements and...

It would be nice to have some measurements and more individual pictures. Very interesting, some do appear to be smoked bone. I like the white bone one in particular.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Tim Simmons
There is an example of these dance axes in {Rare...

There is an example of these dance axes in {Rare African Short Weapons. Manfred A . Zirngibl} said be be Malinke western Sudan. In this case I think that means a vast area westward of what we think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,090
Posted By Tim Simmons
Question Read last few lines of the 5th paragraph

Old thread revisited. Seems I am not the only one to have these thoughts.

https://www.arcus.org/witness-the-arctic/2013/1/article/19624
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tim Simmons
Knives and swords like many weapons even modern...

Knives and swords like many weapons even modern technical weapons need maintenance and repairs often done in the field. Also even what may be called crude by us may have been relatively expensive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Tim Simmons
Many places around the Med.

Many places around the Med.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,382
Posted By Tim Simmons
Contrary...

Contrary information.
https://americanindian.si.edu/collections-search/objects/NMAI_178186?destination=edan_searchtab%3Fpage%3D24%26edan_q%3Dclubs

The museum of the American Indian suggest that it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Tim Simmons
Sword handle

This sold on ebay uk the seller listed it as Native American gun stock club. To me this sword club is from a very different place. The handle reminds me of many swords shown here. My first thought...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Tim Simmons
Interesting to compere with some African status...

Interesting to compere with some African status sticks. The inlay being a twentieth century addition in reality is only an unproven opinion.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tim Simmons
Remarkably similar to the illustration. Sure...

Remarkably similar to the illustration. Sure that is a weapon and the shape would make a good throwing weapon. My piece is more like a baton you could whack somebody with it like close quarter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Tim Simmons
Solved Fijian Ulas.

Solved Fijian Ulas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tim Simmons
Ulas

Okay I think I have solved the origin. Looking over this again I saw some white bits stuck deep inside one of the root cracks. Frist I though bits of foam packaging then insect remains then rice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tim Simmons
Geometric shape inlay is common but have never...

Geometric shape inlay is common but have never seen an octagon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thank you for your reply. I am in two minds and...

Thank you for your reply. I am in two minds and Fiji is still to my experience the main contender for origin as there is a prunus genus native to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Tim Simmons
The second paragraph after the list of names...

The second paragraph after the list of names mentions the Octagon in Japanese martial arts so could relate to a tanbo?

https://tensokuryu.com/blog/2017/06/13/the-octagon-revisited/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Tim Simmons
Possibly a " tanbō " ?

Possibly a " tanbō " ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Tim Simmons
Japan, Korea, China thing?

Starting this again as the title might be more appealing to some well informed members being oriental specialists. As far as I have found this seems to be a form of " Shaku Baton...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tim Simmons
Ritual Shaku baton

I have this now and it is rather lovely. On close inspection it does appear to be cherry wood. As I looked closer at the inlay, the pointy bits are indeed mother of pearl however end piece in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am with you guys that it should be ideally seen...

I am with you guys that it should be ideally seen as a whole collection some how.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tim Simmons
What a collection!!!! I hope WoDiMi has thought...

What a collection!!!! I hope WoDiMi has thought about its preservation as a whole collection on his demise. To see it broken up would be a tragedy.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th January 2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,613
Posted By Tim Simmons
Some chap that was said to be quite good at...

Some chap that was said to be quite good at sailing.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th January 2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,613
Posted By Tim Simmons
The Bruce.

The Bruce.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tim Simmons
Some of the varied forms of Fijian Ulas and...

Some of the varied forms of Fijian Ulas and certainly not the be all and end all of possible forms. {Fijian Weapons & Warfare, Fergus Clunie }
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tim Simmons
More food for thought. The inlay these artefacts...

More food for thought. The inlay these artefacts from Palau Micronesia show a very similar form and somewhat sparse use of Tridacna shell {Leden und Uberleben im Westpazifik, Sudensee, Linden Museum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tim Simmons
So far this is the only Fijian club of the...

So far this is the only Fijian club of the correct appearance that seems to have the same simple geometric type form shell? inlay.
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