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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I agree spear are most interesting and some can...

I agree spear are most interesting and some can be very impressive. I came show this East African example my favourite. 1.520kg so not something you are going to throw unless absolutely forced to. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Tim Simmons
What forms are main interest? You need to narrow...

What forms are main interest? You need to narrow down from the millions of versions. I have some African spears and some from the Solomon Islands. They function in very different ways but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2020, 07:49 AM
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Views: 565
Posted By Tim Simmons
Cool Cool

Cool
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2020, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I have something very similar. The spear is not...

I have something very similar. The spear is not sharp but is real enough. The cast heads makes me think of the Cameroon. I am pretty sure these are souvenirs for travellers, rather than real...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am so pleased this has worked out well. Anyone...

I am so pleased this has worked out well. Anyone selling with such grandiose write up about there stock with such outlandish imagery is deeply suspect. like wow, rare, stunning, museum quality and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By Tim Simmons
what is the blade made of? Is the picture the...

what is the blade made of? Is the picture the point and socket?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2020, 12:55 PM
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Views: 2,997
Posted By Tim Simmons
http://www.thelanesarmoury.co.uk/ probably best...

http://www.thelanesarmoury.co.uk/

probably best to make no comments.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Tim Simmons
Rare until you find the chap with 3 of them...

Rare until you find the chap with 3 of them :shrug: . You have a wonderful collection.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By Tim Simmons
Both African. The wooden piece is a Fon recade. ...

Both African. The wooden piece is a Fon recade. The knife is from the Congo I believe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 01:51 PM
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Views: 179,291
Posted By Tim Simmons
French Guiana 1892

Wayana. Kalina.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just a postcard 1920 to show what a say.

Just a postcard 1920 to show what a say.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By Tim Simmons
Well at last it is here and it is a beauty. 1.27m...

Well at last it is here and it is a beauty. 1.27m long. shown next to a similar piece. The smaller version is made from a smooth close grained timber. As far as I can tell, not being an expert on...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st May 2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,000
Posted By Tim Simmons
If you can get the handle off it will be easy to...

If you can get the handle off it will be easy to form another spacer from bone and when polished will fit in very well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tim Simmons
How fabulous to have all six of these. They will...

How fabulous to have all six of these. They will make a great display full of mystery and intrigue.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By Tim Simmons
What I do find interesting is that this new club...

What I do find interesting is that this new club is the second Amazon club like this piece which I have found in Australia. Makes me think of perhaps missionaries.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By Tim Simmons
Wayana club?

After selling the bulk of my collection I have finally added to the rump that is left, mainly from the Amazon. I know there is a limited interest in this material but I have to say having collected...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By Tim Simmons
What awful pictures and background to make...

What awful pictures and background to make judgement on this piece. A stÚne axe is pretty much of the same form the world over. One would tend to assume this sort thing most likely to be from PNG...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,369
Posted By Tim Simmons
mine

mine
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 04:23 PM
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Views: 922
Posted By Tim Simmons
Religious club. Authority symbol.

I know this is not a weapon to cause physical damage but still of interest a think? If not then it can be removed.

Took me a while for the light bulb to come on. A catholic piece but from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By Tim Simmons
Really cool scabbard.

Really cool scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2020, 05:01 PM
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Views: 893
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yes Congo and appear to be Ngbandi probably other...

Yes Congo and appear to be Ngbandi probably other peoples too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,301
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just another thought after playing with some...

Just another thought after playing with some sticks. If I were to be brave enough to fight with the Antrim stick I would have my guard hand holding the end of the stick at the elbow to enable a full...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,301
Posted By Tim Simmons
Most enjoyable start to this thread. I have...

Most enjoyable start to this thread. I have always been interest in the simple stick and the club and all in between. The Antrim stick is similar to many fighting sticks world wide. It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,928
Posted By Tim Simmons
Another modern ethno folding knife with a 7 inch...

Another modern ethno folding knife with a 7 inch stainless steel blade. As good as any Greek knife for boning out or filleting fish.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,928
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have not found that with my knife but I know...

I have not found that with my knife but I know some are terrible.
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