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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2022, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
A lot of work gone into it.

A lot of work gone into it.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th November 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have a few sticks from Southern Africa. One is...

I have a few sticks from Southern Africa. One is certainly Zulu, the others come other parts now countries like Zambia. The longest one , the dark ball head with the very simplified face is 57cm ,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tim Simmons
Although this appears to be a fairly recent piece...

Although this appears to be a fairly recent piece it does not mean that it does not belong to a tradition.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2022, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Two books I have.

Two books I have.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2022, 05:56 PM
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Views: 1,739
Posted By Tim Simmons
Colonial influence on Indian art. Just to show...

Colonial influence on Indian art. Just to show it was well established.
https://www.livehistoryindia.com/story/arts-of-india/the-bombay-school-redefining-art-in-colonial-india
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,739
Posted By Tim Simmons
I would think this is not made by one person. I...

I would think this is not made by one person. I still feel the decoration is a third hand or more working to the art nouveau styles that were influencing Indian crafts people. You can find stuff on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Tim Simmons
The decoration looks like Indian version of Art...

The decoration looks like Indian version of Art Nouveau . Would not be surprised if it was a hunting hanger for a British officer or high ranking bod of some kind.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,190
Posted By Tim Simmons
The silver ? on the pommle looks like Yemen...

The silver ? on the pommle looks like Yemen work. To me it looks like a rather nice well made knife of unusual form, like many not immediately recognised examples will remain a mystery for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,370
Posted By Tim Simmons
Fantastic. If that happened where I live the...

Fantastic. If that happened where I live the authorities would be shivering with outrage fear and angst, so many people peacefully carrying weapons. The UK is torn between lining up all the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,530
Posted By Tim Simmons
Bronze find Alaska. ...

Bronze find Alaska.

https://www.colorado.edu/today/2011/11/14/ancient-bronze-artifact-east-asia-unearthed-alaska-archaeology-site

The problem for archaeological research is why and where to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,530
Posted By Tim Simmons
The use of metals in the Americas has been a...

The use of metals in the Americas has been a fascination for me for some time. I had the opportunity to go to Mexico City and Lima where in museums you can see the use of nonferrous metals and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,133
Posted By Tim Simmons
Nepalese? The handle looks like I Nepalese knife...

Nepalese? The handle looks like I Nepalese knife I once had.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By Tim Simmons
They look rather like Somali to me. East Africa,...

They look rather like Somali to me. East Africa, Madagascar?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Tim Simmons
With the Croc skin it is most probably from...

With the Croc skin it is most probably from Sudanese regions. Also it appears to have lost the metal butt end.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,464
Posted By Tim Simmons
I might be rocking the boat but I am having...

I might be rocking the boat but I am having second thoughts about a Solomon Island origination for this club. It has been troubling me for some time. I have had many Solomon island clubs and this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,580
Posted By Tim Simmons
Excellent, there we are, learning something new.

Excellent, there we are, learning something new.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,545
Posted By Tim Simmons
These are some East African harpoon bits I have. ...

These are some East African harpoon bits I have. Yours do look most likely Asian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,208
Posted By Tim Simmons
Lack of knowledge indeed. I had a huge good...

Lack of knowledge indeed. I had a huge good steel, two handed Chinese sword with a long rectangular red painted handle. A brass circular loose fitting guard. Your usual militaria people would say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,441
Posted By Tim Simmons
Objet trouvé bling as Norman suggests.

Objet trouvé bling as Norman suggests.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,429
Posted By Tim Simmons
Indian mid 20th century.

Indian mid 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,744
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just does not look strong enough.

Just does not look strong enough.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tim Simmons
It is not the classic Masai shield being too...

It is not the classic Masai shield being too short. Certainly an East African shield perhaps as far north as South Sudan. My guess would be mid 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,744
Posted By Tim Simmons
Some form of.

Some form of.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,744
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think interested party is spot on. It must be...

I think interested party is spot on. It must be some form of trishula used in religious festivals, shame it is broken.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,294
Posted By Tim Simmons
I would not be surprised if industrial spear...

I would not be surprised if industrial spear heads were made to trade in Southern Africa. This spear could be from many people's of Southern Africa rather than just today's South Africa.
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