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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I think Barry is right Africa Senufo.

I think Barry is right Africa Senufo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thanks for the most interesting replies. ...

Thanks for the most interesting replies. Fortunately the cost was bearable. My only riposte will be that I can provide pictures of examples from books of collections that differ. Also examples of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Tim Simmons
Food for thought. Say this item presents an old...

Food for thought. Say this item presents an old axe? It may been used later as a dance or status piece? Is it possible that we assume that the original culture was not capable of appreciating there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very good point. That thought has also been in...

Very good point. That thought has also been in my mind. There is a chance that besides looking like a weapon it could be ceremonial or dance piece. Clearly some of the artifacts out there are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have to agree with Barry. I do not see the...

I have to agree with Barry. I do not see the motifs as European. the mission station would have a massive impact. As one of the links shows European influence would be hard to avoid completely in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Tim Simmons
Plains stone axe for ?ing

I have taken a not too modest punt on this axe. I am familiar with much old African items with trade brass studs and have been viewing a lot of Native American work in museums lately so I feel some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,571
Posted By Tim Simmons
Could be base on Enfield...

Could be base on Enfield products?

http://www.allaboutenfields.co.nz/history/bore-war-rifles/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Tim Simmons
You are turning into a club man. I think this...

You are turning into a club man. I think this piece is a good start.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Interesting Aus club

This is my latest acquisition. It is a heavy root ball club carved with a very nice weight forward curve. Interesting grip and decorative carved design forming a collar near the ball end. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Tim Simmons
This looks like it is from what was Mashonaland,...

This looks like it is from what was Mashonaland, Southern Africa. The wire work is very similar to the work on Shona knives and scabbards. I would image that the style of work would also be found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just having a search about bow care and found...

Just having a search about bow care and found this. Oil your bow with linseed oil.
http://www.northwoodtraditionalarchery.com/selfbow_arrow_maintenance.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Tim Simmons
What I have seen of Solomon Island bows is that...

What I have seen of Solomon Island bows is that they are quite big like English long bows. I cannot believe that somebody with the ability to draw a long bow would neglect the condition of the wood....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Tim Simmons
Coconut oil and probably other plant extracts.

Coconut oil and probably other plant extracts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thank you. It is quite possible that long ones...

Thank you.
It is quite possible that long ones are at least late 19th century. The new one could be too. Good clubs would be cared for passed on. Even the small one with the shell inlay could be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Tim Simmons
Cool Long awaited Solomon club

I have wanted an example of this form of club for a long time. Now I have it and jolly fine too. I was lucky to be get paid for some work and it just happened to be there at the right time. Not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thanks for the pictures. Another interesting...

Thanks for the pictures. Another interesting aspect to my example is that it has a definite way of use. A deliberate carved off-centre weight forward striking edge. I try to show this with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yes I have to agree the lack of "collectors...

Yes I have to agree the lack of "collectors colour" is troublesome. I have seen 16th century crossbows in museums that lack the desirable colour, in fact many museum exhibits lack colour.

Shown...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thank you for your reply. I revisited this...

Thank you for your reply. I revisited this thread after looking at the Leiden Museum online data. There I found an example of a similar size to mine being approx 120 cm {I got the size wrong in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,879
Posted By Tim Simmons
Club gamble

I am reduced to bad picture gambling again. The risk is no more than a couple of burgers and fries with perhaps one of those horrible soft drinks burger places sell. This club is 37 inches long ans...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Tim Simmons
This one is 1cm longer than mine but decorated. ...

This one is 1cm longer than mine but decorated. In the Leiden Museum.
http://www.volkenkunde.nl/collections/zoom.aspx?image=J9000\9000991.JPG
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd May 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thanks Barry. The fact is this is mine and the...

Thanks Barry. The fact is this is mine and the topic here. Another being sold should have no bearing on my piece. Sadly I missed the delivery today so we still have the not good light picture. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st May 2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Tim Simmons
Best not discuss this at the moment as the seller...

Best not discuss this at the moment as the seller has another one for sale. I am all spent.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th May 2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Hunting Charm

Hunting items such as harpoon are in George Cameron Stone { A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour } so I hope this item is okay to post here. The quarry is hunted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By Tim Simmons
You need to do more research on this piece. Cast...

You need to do more research on this piece. Cast glass has been used for centuries. India, China, Asia have been making cast glass beads for centuries. The glue looks like any other natural gum or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think Burmese without a doubt. Google Chinthe....

I think Burmese without a doubt. Google Chinthe. Just that handle looks funny? It might even be hamster bone {aka vandoo}
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