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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By drac2k
Great pictures.I'll copy and keep with the...

Great pictures.I'll copy and keep with the item;that way someone will know what it is when I'm gone.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By drac2k
Thanks Again !!!

Thanks Again !!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By drac2k
Thank you Colin.I was happy with the Australian...

Thank you Colin.I was happy with the Australian attributions, but to have it be a Plains Indian artifact is really exciting;would you guess the age to be 1880s/1890s?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By drac2k
Two Axes; One Shona & one Australian Aboriginal ??

I just picked up these 2 axes; one I believe to be a Shona Gano Tsomho Axe and the other one to be an Australian Aboriginal Kodj Axe.
The stone ax was listed in other places as Native American, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By drac2k
I have used Pecards on many an African Shield or...

I have used Pecards on many an African Shield or Indian Dhal to good effect.When the leather gets older and dry, it tends to get powdery areas The Pecards not only stabilizes these areas but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By drac2k
I wish you had before pictures, however, it looks...

I wish you had before pictures, however, it looks like you did a wonderful job with a great shield! It looks a little dry, so I would add copious amounts of Pecards leather treatment on both sides...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By drac2k
The blade could be an indicator of its age. I...

The blade could be an indicator of its age. I have a panabas with a similar pattern on the blade; it was made from a huge rasp file as yours may be as well. As a result of the Spanish and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By drac2k
JeffS, I've been reading about your progress in...

JeffS, I've been reading about your progress in the cleaning of your very nice and rare sword, and the only advice that I feel qualified to give you is"DO NOT REMOVE THE STAPLES."They will break, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By drac2k
I certainly enjoyed seeing the quiver and arrows;...

I certainly enjoyed seeing the quiver and arrows; are the different arrowheads for different applications. Did they use a longbow or a shorter one made out of compound materials?
I do need to thank...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,783
Posted By drac2k
This is a very interesting piece! What if the...

This is a very interesting piece! What if the crossbow didn't use a bow, but operated like a speargun, where the propelling force was generated by an elastic or rubber-like drawstring. If the front...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,940
Posted By drac2k
As a hand weapon, it looks impractical, however,...

As a hand weapon, it looks impractical, however, I could see it as an "Indonesian-ish," spearhead; does it look like it had a provision in the past to secure it to a haft before being modified?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th July 2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the great information guys. I actually...

Thanks for the great information guys. I actually blew on the whistle and to my surprise, it actually worked quite well; I think it was to alert the other end that a conversation was forthcoming. As...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th July 2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By drac2k
You are correct, that is a whistle on top. Do you...

You are correct, that is a whistle on top. Do you know how long these were used; were they still in use on the old WW2 Liberty Steam Ships. Mine has a hinge that seems original;I'm not sure as to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th July 2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By drac2k
Mystery Nautical item???

I know that this isn't really ethnographic, but some of you guys have been around for hundreds of years, so I thought you might know what it is.
It reminds me of the old sound tubes used on Steam...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,746
Posted By drac2k
I should have quit while I was ahead. The first...

I should have quit while I was ahead. The first reference I found on the internet stated that it was a Tibetan 19th Century powder flask on exhibit from The Peabody Museum, but I couldn't leave well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,746
Posted By drac2k
That was a good lead; I found a similar one...

That was a good lead; I found a similar one attributed to an Exhibit from the Peabody Museum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,746
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, that helps in narrowing the search.

Thanks, that helps in narrowing the search.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,746
Posted By drac2k
Powder Flask.Indian, Indonesian,Nepalese ???

I have this interesting powder flask probably made from a Water Buffalo horn that I am uncertain of the origins. The writing on it would indicate where it came from, however, I am unable to identify...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By drac2k
The bosses appear to be either silver or more...

The bosses appear to be either silver or more probably brass with a silver wash covering them; I did not want to polish them and lose the patina.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By drac2k
Thanks. Based on the 4 bosses, do you think that...

Thanks. Based on the 4 bosses, do you think that it is Indian?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By drac2k
Interesting Indo Persian Dhal Shield

I just got this interesting dhal that seems a cut above the usual ones of this type.21" in diameter, not warped, the bosses are somewhat unusual, lacquered inside, and heavy iron posts for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By drac2k
The beads passed the "hot needle test,"...

The beads passed the "hot needle test," and they are not resin or plastic. The thread is plant fiber.
Counting beads during a pandemic is just another form of diversion, besides I cheated;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By drac2k
I'm pretty sure that the beads are not plastic...

I'm pretty sure that the beads are not plastic and the medium connecting them is the consistency of your average thread, not metal;I'm guessing there are at least 4500 beads.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,766
Posted By drac2k
Well, I finally got a pair of these, I have read...

Well, I finally got a pair of these, I have read the entire thread and I still don't know their purpose.
I can not see how they would be used in a religious context other than as the Tibetians use...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By drac2k
Well, that explains the "flats;" a...

Well, that explains the "flats;" a better explanation than the one that I had read that stated it was for extinguishing Zulu Cigars.
I also have several clubs with the wire work, but as I noted...
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