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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By Tim Simmons
I do not think I would risk exporting or...

I do not think I would risk exporting or importing tooth or tusk. Just deal in your own country with other collectors. We need to get in to our heads that unless beautifully carved it is just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tim Simmons
What a lot of fun! really good. :cool:

What a lot of fun! really good. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tim Simmons
I can see how over generations of museum staff...

I can see how over generations of museum staff might perpetuate an original cataloging error, if this is the case? Future reference could then also be wrong. Having worked for the British Museum I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Tim Simmons
Not Kaskara. More a short sword like this...

Not Kaskara. More a short sword like this example. Which I would think from much further south but you can see how the form has morphed....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tim Simmons
Most interesting. Also a great amount of WW!...

Most interesting. Also a great amount of WW! Indian troops in East Africa. The WW1 Africa theater is sadly not well documented by historians.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am with you Detlef. African knife makers make...

I am with you Detlef. African knife makers make the most crude and some of the most wonderful quality knives but this is not one from Africa. How and why the museum has it wrong I do not know?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Tim Simmons
That is a very nice old blade and scabbard from...

That is a very nice old blade and scabbard from Sudan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tim Simmons
Hmmm, Still not convinced. Not that I know...

Hmmm, Still not convinced. Not that I know better. But look at the top Asian knife in the online collection. Through out the history of this site, time and time again examples of prestigious...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,092
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yes. To me there is nothing African about them. ...

Yes. To me there is nothing African about them. The work especially the bolster looks North India to Nepal.?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up I Wata Jinga {so called}

That is the name in Stones glossary. Beautifully pecked granite boulder. The only sad thing is that only after five minutes in my hands, the dry shrunken, tight as a drum hide wrap spit while I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Tim Simmons
Look Asian to me. Lands bordering China?

Look Asian to me. Lands bordering China?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Tim Simmons
Same blade form just a little shorter.

Same blade form just a little shorter.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thank you Colin. Now you mention South America,...

Thank you Colin. Now you mention South America, I think you are correct. In this Aputu the article.

http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=anthrotheses

Mention...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Tim Simmons
Opportunity to show my latest one, with some...

Opportunity to show my latest one, with some friends too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Tim Simmons
Could be one of those Indian holy man weapons. ...

Could be one of those Indian holy man weapons. Looks a nice old piece. I would think it is from Indian subcontinent, but I would not rule out Africa? I do not think to is from further east?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks like something from Burma?

Looks like something from Burma?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Tim Simmons
Question Club ID

Many years ago I had an example of this club form only in a hard blond wood. I believed it to be from somewhere south pacific. I let it go in a swap. I now have this example. I have seen then...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Tim Simmons
Good chat fellows. I have been looking at...

Good chat fellows. I have been looking at youtube for a demonstration video. Some lightly interesting stuff can be found, but none of the examples are anyway of a serious nature. Certainly not in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Tim Simmons
That is possible. What if they where also after...

That is possible. What if they where also after the overall tempering. Simply burning the surface is not fire tempering. Also the people mentioned where no Larramie Loafers?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,426
Posted By Tim Simmons
Now I am not saying this is genuine or a skilled...

Now I am not saying this is genuine or a skilled reproduction. I just want to point out that the item displays skills, not just balance and aesthetics. You can see the the wood has been treated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Tim Simmons
Fire tempering.

Fire tempering wood and fire as a medium for decorative purposes.

I recently purchased an early 20th or even late 19th century New Hebrides club. This club sparked a deeper thought. The club has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,687
Posted By Tim Simmons
This is where my latest example come from. My...

This is where my latest example come from. My example is 4cm shorter.
http://americanindian.si.edu/searchcollections/item.aspx?irn=273297&objtype=Hunting/Fishing/Warfare&objid=Club&page=2
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Tim Simmons
Unless there is some creative thinking here, this...

Unless there is some creative thinking here, this situation with Bonham's and Sotherby's is outrageous. I can only imagine that this has come about by a provincial agent. Surely not the London...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Tim Simmons
You could leave the scabbard somewhere it is...

You could leave the scabbard somewhere it is exposed to the weather, year long with some monitoring. Wind, rain, drying sun rather like a leather roof rack strap will soon look old. I find old...
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