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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By colin henshaw
A good point Emanuel. Interesting that this cross...

A good point Emanuel. Interesting that this cross form also appears on the Nupe dagger posted by Tim.

In addition to the small brass domes appearing on weapons from the region, I have noted another...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th April 2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By colin henshaw
What an amazing surreal object. I don't have much...

What an amazing surreal object. I don't have much idea as to origin, the only area I know of that makes use of silver over a shell, with gems etc inlaid...is Tibet...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to those who have commented on these...

Thanks to those who have commented on these daggers. I note the hilt form is similar to that on Tuareg saddles (see image attached). There is a dagger like mine illustrated in the book "Waffen aus...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Iain Nice sword, I like the clean lines and...

Hi Iain

Nice sword, I like the clean lines and form. Is the blade made of imported sheet iron or locally made ?

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By colin henshaw
Sahara daggers "telek"

I bought these daggers recently, and see the type has featured on the forum in the past. They are usually described as "Tuareg telek", but I wonder if they were used by other Sahel peoples such as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By colin henshaw
I think this club can be attributed to Southern...

I think this club can be attributed to Southern Sudan (perhaps Nuba), based on the following observations :-

a) PNG stone-headed clubs have the shaft protruding further from the end of the stone,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By colin henshaw
My guess would be the Somalia area, though the...

My guess would be the Somalia area, though the blade form is a bit different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By colin henshaw
Excellent - another mystery solved !

Excellent - another mystery solved !
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th March 2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By colin henshaw
I have this piece, which is a bit similar but not...

I have this piece, which is a bit similar but not very old. Had always thought of it being from the Central America/Mexico area, but have no evidence for this...

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By colin henshaw
A good club Peter, thanks for posting. From...

A good club Peter, thanks for posting. From Queensland area ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By colin henshaw
Please post the Australian club, I like...

Please post the Australian club, I like Aboriginal stuff !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By colin henshaw
As far as I can see they are called...

As far as I can see they are called "beater-in". Here are some extracts from the book "Studies in Primitive Looms" by H. Ling Roth, reprint 1977. They seem to have been a universal form - the last...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By colin henshaw
These are African implements used in weaving, not...

These are African implements used in weaving, not clubs unfortunately.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd March 2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By colin henshaw
Well they certainly have age to them. Are they...

Well they certainly have age to them. Are they yours ? Hard to say whether they were used for slaving purposes or for convicts/prisoners, without a provenance.

The National Maritime Museum,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice piece Stu, with good honest wear. I like it....

Nice piece Stu, with good honest wear. I like it. With the Omani type buckle, what about East Africa for origin ?
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting item. Hard to say for sure whether...

An interesting item. Hard to say for sure whether its agricultural or military. I believe some conscripted elements of European armies in the early medieval period, would only be armed with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By colin henshaw
A good looking older sword, Iain....

A good looking older sword, Iain. Congratulations.

What date range would you put it at ?

I would be interested to learn what restoration/cleaning methods you have used ?

Regards.
Forum: Swap Forum 9th March 2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By colin henshaw
The powder-horn is now withdrawn from sale....

The powder-horn is now withdrawn from sale. Thanks for looking.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi thinreadline, I think you are probably spot...

Hi thinreadline,

I think you are probably spot on with your assessment. I believe also bowie-type hunting knives were made in India in the Raj period, for use by colonials...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th March 2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By colin henshaw
Any interest in this item, before it is withdrawn...

Any interest in this item, before it is withdrawn from sale ?
Forum: European Armoury 3rd March 2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks Mark, for the very helpful information....

Thanks Mark, for the very helpful information. Glad you like the sword. I also notice that the sheet iron guard on my example is somewhat wider at the pommel, than on the cutlasses shown in the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to Mark and Cutlass Collector for their...

Thanks to Mark and Cutlass Collector for their comments on the cutlass.

I had been wondering if it could be a colonial American piece... Looking through the book "Swords and Blades of the American...
Forum: European Armoury 1st March 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By colin henshaw
Primitive cutlass for I.D.

Hi

Picked this sword up the other day, it has that primitive "home-made" look that I like. Its quite short - 24 inches (61cm) in a straight line. No fuller or marks to the blade. The wooden handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to Greg and Iain for their comments....

Thanks to Greg and Iain for their comments. Length of my example is approx. 126cm. Nice website.

The iron spiral elements are unusual...has anyone seen these elsewhere ? The only others I can find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By colin henshaw
African (Sahel ?) spear for I.D.

This recent acquisition is a rather unusual spear - does anyone recognise it ? Those spiral elements at the base of the blade, also the indentations to either side of the blade spine, are...
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