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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By colin henshaw
Hi RSWORD If you just google "congo...

Hi RSWORD

If you just google "congo spears" you will find some images showing faceted wood and metal. I tried to copy some images to post, but didn't seem to work...

The iron sleeve to your piece...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks like fun, thanks for posting !

Looks like fun, thanks for posting !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By colin henshaw
Two unusual African knives with brass hilts

These are a recent acquisition. I've seen knives occasionally from West Africa with brass/bronze hilts, but not this type. One seems to be a Sudan arm dagger and the other an East/Central African...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By colin henshaw
The faceted wood and brass upholstery nails seem...

The faceted wood and brass upholstery nails seem to indicate Congolese origin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice club. I've seen this type once or twice...

Nice club. I've seen this type once or twice before, sometimes described as Hawaii or elsewhere Oceanic. My own feeling is that a South American source should be considered (Brazil/Guyana). That...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By colin henshaw
According to the book "African Weapons"...

According to the book "African Weapons" by Fischer & Zirngible, this type of knife is from the Tetela and Mbole peoples. Looks like the iron pommel is missing on this example. I'm not sure how...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By colin henshaw
Very interesting, thanks for posting. Never heard...

Very interesting, thanks for posting. Never heard of rhino horn having been used as a spear tip before, either in ancient or modern times, but it makes sense. Antelope horn has been used for this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By colin henshaw
From recent personal experience - I used one of...

From recent personal experience - I used one of those "leather dressings" on 19th century cracked and dried leather straps. Did not soften the leather in any way, just made it darker...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th October 2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By colin henshaw
I've been puzzling over these vaguely familiar...

I've been puzzling over these vaguely familiar objects... The geometric woodcarving has an East European folk art look. Probably rattles of some sort, maybe processional or bird-scarers ??
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By colin henshaw
The shield is now withdrawn from sale. Thanks for...

The shield is now withdrawn from sale. Thanks for looking.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th September 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By colin henshaw
No interest in this shield ? Only a few more...

No interest in this shield ? Only a few more days to go...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks Tim, you could be right. The Jur knife...

Thanks Tim, you could be right. The Jur knife shown certainly has similarities of form. However, the iron bands round the hilt and line decoration to the blade centre on my dagger, don't seem to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By colin henshaw
Anyone have some ideas on this dagger ?

Anyone have some ideas on this dagger ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By colin henshaw
I'm not sure from exactly where in India this...

I'm not sure from exactly where in India this dhal shield originated, but it looks old, and the metal repair seems of some fair age as well.

I've seen very similar repairs to the edges of Beja hide...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By colin henshaw
Sahel ? dagger

Hi

I found this little African dagger fairly recently, its of a type I havn't seen before. Can anyone help to identify it ?

Those iron hoops round the hilt make me think of northern Nigerian type...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th September 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By colin henshaw
Indian shield "dhal" for sale

Here is a good metal Indian dhal shield for sale. Approximate diameter is 38cm.

Price is 200- (two hundred sterling pounds), plus shipping/postage costs. Paypal + 4%

I should be able to send this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice bow. LJ is quite right, its from Southern...

Nice bow. LJ is quite right, its from Southern Guyana/Northern Brazil. Same sort of wood as used for macana clubs, I think.
Forum: Swap Forum 6th September 2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By colin henshaw
sold !

sold !
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd September 2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By colin henshaw
on hold

on hold
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to those forumites who took an interest in...

Thanks to those forumites who took an interest in this axe, and particularly to Jim for his extensive research on the subject.

Nothing I can add, except to mention that the axe blade has an edge and...
Forum: Swap Forum 29th August 2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By colin henshaw
Igorot Philippines axe for sale

Here is a fine old headhunter's axe from northern Philippines for sale. Height is approx. 57cm and maximum width of blade 41cm. In good condition with a nice patina.

Price is 200- (two hundred...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By colin henshaw
Good point about the lack of a fixing area for a...

Good point about the lack of a fixing area for a lanyard. The axe is quite sturdy and heavy, and there is an iron plate extending down the middle of the shaft from the axehead. Feels and looks more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi estcrh Thanks for your post. What a...

Hi estcrh

Thanks for your post. What a surprise...it looks like the same piece. Interesting how objects can go round in circles. So, Northern India then, and 18/19th century.

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd August 2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By colin henshaw
Its an ancestor figure from North West New...

Its an ancestor figure from North West New Guinea, Geelvink Bay area (now part of Indonesian territory), called a "Korwar"

Your example doesn't look very old however, so perhaps a made for tourists...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By colin henshaw
A nice old piece. Well done...

A nice old piece. Well done...
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