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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:45 AM
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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 Yesterday, 03:41 PM
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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
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Views: 99
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: 362
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
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Views: 329
Posted By colin henshaw
sold !

sold !
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd September 2014, 11:29 AM
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Views: 329
Posted By colin henshaw
on hold

on hold
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 04:02 PM
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Views: 1,196
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: 329
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: 1,196
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: 1,196
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
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Views: 533
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
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Posted By colin henshaw
A nice old piece. Well done...

A nice old piece. Well done...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 02:16 PM
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Views: 1,196
Posted By colin henshaw
Any information/comments on this axe ? India...

Any information/comments on this axe ? India specialists....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 06:40 PM
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Views: 434
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting. Must be Australian Aboriginal with...

Interesting. Must be Australian Aboriginal with the typical spinifex resin, however I havn't seen that form of club before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By colin henshaw
Indian axe

Hi

I acquired this Indian axe recently, and would like to ask if someone can tell me about it please, such as... age range, area in India from where it originated, use (from horseback ?), etc.

Any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By colin henshaw
It seems there is a fair industry in making...

It seems there is a fair industry in making replica or fantasy Native American weapons. A quick internet search of "Native American tomahawks for sale" produces loads.

Sometimes difficult to see...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th August 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By colin henshaw
The beadwork to the handle has a Southern African...

The beadwork to the handle has a Southern African look.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By colin henshaw
Very interesting piece - I like it. Must be from...

Very interesting piece - I like it. Must be from New Caledonia, I think.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th July 2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By colin henshaw
With that sort of trumpet shape, my guess is West...

With that sort of trumpet shape, my guess is West African, Akan or Fante. Maybe a staff top or to be held in the hand as a ritual item. Not sure how old it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By colin henshaw
Strange - the head of this spear does look...

Strange - the head of this spear does look exactly like the tip of an older East African (Masai etc) spear ? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By colin henshaw
Good honest pieces, Iain. I like the native-made...

Good honest pieces, Iain. I like the native-made blades; do you think they are made from African smelted ore ?

Did you clean rust from the blades, if so what method have you used ? The result seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Iain Many thanks for your comments and link,...

Hi Iain

Many thanks for your comments and link, glad you like the lances. Never saw that type of brasswork to the butt before.

I would like to highlight another interesting feature to one lance -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By colin henshaw
Sahel lances

Hi

Here are a couple of new acquisitions forumites might like to see - two long spears or lances, probably from the Sahel area ? Judging from their length, maybe for use on horseback ?

Can anyone...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By colin henshaw
Well done Maurice and friend, great...

Well done Maurice and friend, great identification !

Regards :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By colin henshaw
The structure of the piece reminds me a bit of...

The structure of the piece reminds me a bit of this knife/chopper I had and posted on the forum a couple of years ago - the metal sleeve and faceted finial are both commonalities. My knife was...
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