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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Wayne From what I've read ... the Zulu...

Hi Wayne

From what I've read ... the Zulu kingdom was just a small clan in the very early 19th century, but under the dynamic leadership of King Shaka, it expanded greatly by both conquest of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By colin henshaw
Regarding the possible identification of...

Regarding the possible identification of "Zulu" spears, I have done a little research, and these are my findings :-

A differentiation should firstly be made between "made by the Zulus" and "used by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By colin henshaw
I did a quick internet search and found these two...

I did a quick internet search and found these two which are described as "Baule" ...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By colin henshaw
Not my area really, but I like it ... congrats. ...

Not my area really, but I like it ... congrats. Good form and patina. Is the hilt made of horn ??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting group, pity they don't have the...

An interesting group, pity they don't have the shafts. I think the fourth one down is Chinese for hunting tigers ??

Others on the forum will know more I am sure.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By colin henshaw
Its a pity there isn't more interest in African...

Its a pity there isn't more interest in African and Oceanic weapons etc. on the forum
:confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By colin henshaw
A good, uncommon dagger Detlef ... well done. I...

A good, uncommon dagger Detlef ... well done. I think I've seen these described somewhere as Baule, but whether that is a correct attribution, I can't say.

However, I am confident its not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting to see the cross form finial to the...

Interesting to see the cross form finial to the hilt. This of course, is also a form to be found in Berber and Tuareg work, sometimes called "Cross of Agadez".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By colin henshaw
I would guess its a bell-pull, or something...

I would guess its a bell-pull, or something similar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks Iain, glad you like it. You could well be...

Thanks Iain, glad you like it. You could well be right with Hausa; I see there are daggers on the "AfricanArms" website with similar form hilts, although the blades have mid-ribs and the sheaths are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By colin henshaw
West African ? short sword

This is a fairly recent acquisition, and is a bit of a puzzle. Can anyone help with identification ? Its a sizeable piece, length excluding sheath is 55cm.

I'm thinking maybe Mandingo ? or somewhere...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By colin henshaw
A fine example Detlef, congratulations. The ones...

A fine example Detlef, congratulations. The ones I see around usually don't have the sheath and the condition not normally so good as yours.

Regards
Colin
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,471
Posted By colin henshaw
This example was sold in England recently,...

This example was sold in England recently, described as a Hudsons Bay Company musket. As can be seen, it has the same sort of red/orange thick paint finish.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By colin henshaw
A nice piece. I've seen and handled a few similar...

A nice piece. I've seen and handled a few similar without the detailed carving ... it could be for the reasons you mention or perhaps just that without the carving was a particular style preferred by...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th February 2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By colin henshaw
These types of figures are from the Batak...

These types of figures are from the Batak peoples, Sumatra. Your example does not look very old to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By colin henshaw
Its like this one, but missing the axehead...

Its like this one, but missing the axehead...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By colin henshaw
Number 1 looks like a daily working knife, from...

Number 1 looks like a daily working knife, from S.E. Asia somewhere... (not for tourists).
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th January 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By colin henshaw
With this sort of artefact, I would usually...

With this sort of artefact, I would usually contact a suitable, knowledgeable, Museum curator for an opinion. I agree there are many fakes, modern productions etc. in this area...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By colin henshaw
There is a shop in Bloomsbury, London selling...

There is a shop in Bloomsbury, London selling replicas like these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks Detlef, appreciated ! Regards Colin

Thanks Detlef, appreciated !

Regards
Colin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to Charles & Detlef for their comments...

Thanks to Charles & Detlef for their comments on the spears, glad you like them.

Roughly, what sort of date would you put them at ? Looking closely at the blades I would say they are all "pamor"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By colin henshaw
Indonesian ? spears for I.D.

I acquired this small group of South-East Asian spears (need cleaning) a little while ago, and think they are likely Indonesian ? maybe from Borneo...

As this is not my usual area of interest, can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By colin henshaw
Its African, from the Cameroons area. Here's a...

Its African, from the Cameroons area. Here's a picture of another similar.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th January 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By colin henshaw
Most likely for elephants' tusks when used in...

Most likely for elephants' tusks when used in Indian weddings etc. With buffalo horn linings/thin padding so they fit securely.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,098
Posted By colin henshaw
Just to add to the mix ... here is an image of a...

Just to add to the mix ... here is an image of a vitrine in the Powell-Cotton Museum, showing objects the Major collected in the Beja Hills, Eastern Sudan during his trip there in the early 20th...
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