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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
if you compare this kind of axe to the very...

if you compare this kind of axe to the very simple and very effective axe weapons of southern Africa you can see how a glancing blow might take half of you face off. An opponent is very unlikely to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:14 PM
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Views: 184
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am not convinced that these are only parade...

I am not convinced that these are only parade weapons. Weapon quality may also depend on the quality of the users. The peasantry and slaves would be armed. Still needing the etched encouraging...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Tim Simmons
Great.

Great.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2019, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Very nice. I think it is South American. I...

Very nice. I think it is South American. I hope to add pictures. The shape of the stone is atypical of PNG. Looks good to swing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very nice old staff from Southern Africa. With...

Very nice old staff from Southern Africa. With positive provenance it is not easy to say exactly where in Southern and South Africa as styles are not fixed. It is a nice piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2019, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Quite possible.

Quite possible.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2019, 08:56 AM
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Views: 978
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am sure I have an illustration of this form of...

I am sure I have an illustration of this form of axe harft. I think it is from one of the Vanuatu Islands.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am looking through my books on South Seas...

I am looking through my books on South Seas Pacific Island cultures and hope to help but my first thoughts are/were this may be African. Something about the wood and the chip showing the wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By Tim Simmons
If nobody can make comparisons to Balkan swords,...

If nobody can make comparisons to Balkan swords, then for me it is Indochina where many SEA forms merge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By Tim Simmons
I do not know much about Ottoman forms. However...

I do not know much about Ottoman forms. However I can show my thinking on this example. The sword in this attachment was sold a auction 2007. Sold as SEA in the Dutch style. Note the grip, put a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By Tim Simmons
A good example, shame the arm loop is missing.

A good example, shame the arm loop is missing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks a bit Burmese to me?

Looks a bit Burmese to me?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By Tim Simmons
I also think made for a market to taste. ...

I also think made for a market to taste. Interesting to see the variations from the have chopper like sabre, to the piercing blade similar to the British blade before the 1908 or there about nickle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Tim Simmons
I mean Elizabeth.

I mean Elizabeth.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2019, 03:49 PM
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Views: 925
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks like the queens crown to me.

Looks like the queens crown to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,482
Posted By Tim Simmons
I would of loved to have one of these.

I would of loved to have one of these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,547
Posted By Tim Simmons
I this case the craftsmanship, laying out and...

I this case the craftsmanship, laying out and technique of execution of the overall design. The formal layout out of the floral motifs on the cross guard are rather rough and the some what better...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,547
Posted By Tim Simmons
I do not mean to be aggressive in anyway . ...

I do not mean to be aggressive in anyway . Hyping up poor quality really serves no good. It stunts development , research , learning and worst of all art appreciation. Sorry if that sounds...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,547
Posted By Tim Simmons
With respect, if this is the best you have seen...

With respect, if this is the best you have seen to me it appears rather poor. I am not a specialist in this area but it is not fine work. However production can depend on many circumstances such as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,884
Posted By Tim Simmons
If the UK leaves the EU it will put the kibosh on...

If the UK leaves the EU it will put the kibosh on buying from anywhere unless you have money to burn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,067
Posted By Tim Simmons
Chinese? sword blade made into 2 or 3 big knives...

Chinese? sword blade made into 2 or 3 big knives in a jungle back woods settlement? Really like the scabbard. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By Tim Simmons
Certainty from Kenya and Tanzania lots of people...

Certainty from Kenya and Tanzania lots of people use this form.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,571
Posted By Tim Simmons
I had a similar problem when I sold a...

I had a similar problem when I sold a Maria+Popovi Martinez ceramic bowl to an art gallery in Texas. I just described the item as a Maria+Popovi Martinez earthenware bowl. The piece was then held...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By Tim Simmons
Oil and the very finest steel wool only.

Oil and the very finest steel wool only.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tim Simmons
Cool scabbard. What is the handle made of, and...

Cool scabbard. What is the handle made of, and how is it finished at the end.
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