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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,731
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up I WISH I COULD BE THERE TO HANDLE THESE CLUBS...

I WISH I COULD BE THERE TO HANDLE THESE CLUBS TOO. :D
ITS NOT POSSIBLE TO TELL MUCH OR TO GET A FEEL FOR A WEAPON FROM PICTURES. BUT A PICTURE IS STILL OFTEN BETTER THAN A THOUSAND WORDS.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THE CARVING TECHNIQUES I SEE ARE CHIP CARVING AND...

THE CARVING TECHNIQUES I SEE ARE CHIP CARVING AND INCISED LINE CARVING. VERY WELL DONE. LIKELY POLISHED WITH CORAL SAND OR LAVA SAND? TO FINISH IT. A VERY FINE SALI OF THE CLASSIC FORM WITH MORE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By VANDOO
WELL THIS POST HAS DECIDED ME ON WHAT TO DO WITH...

WELL THIS POST HAS DECIDED ME ON WHAT TO DO WITH ALL MY OLD PRE CITES IVORY ITEMS BE THEY CARVINGS OR SWORDS I WILL HAVE THEM CREMATED WITH ME. I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO SELL THEM TO OTHER COLLECTORS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,731
Posted By VANDOO
Smile I AGREE THIS OPENWORK EDGE AND CORD ON THE...

I AGREE THIS OPENWORK EDGE AND CORD ON THE STRIKING EDGE OF THE CLUB HEAD WOULD MAKE FOR A LESS EFFICENT WAR CLUB. I HAVE SEEN THIS OPENWORK WRAPPED WITH SENNIT CORD ON THIS EXAMPLE AND ONE OTHER,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,731
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up WELCOME TO THE FORUM ITS ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE...

WELCOME TO THE FORUM ITS ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE ANOTHER COLLECTOR OF CLUBS, ESPECIALLY ONE WHO JOINS IN AND POSTS PICTURES :D
THIS EARLY CLUB IS VERY INTERESTING AND PERHAPS UNIQUE AS I HAVE NEVER...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up MY GUESS WOULD BE INDIA BUT ITS JUST A GUT...

MY GUESS WOULD BE INDIA BUT ITS JUST A GUT FEELING GUESS. :rolleyes: IT DOES LOOK LIKE ONE MADE AND USED LOCALLY NOT ONE MADE FANCY TO SELL TO TOURISTS. NICE ONE :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By VANDOO
SEVERAL YEARS AGO I SHIPPED A KNIFE TO A...

SEVERAL YEARS AGO I SHIPPED A KNIFE TO A COLLECTOR IN ROME. IT GOT TO CUSTOMS THERE BUT VANISHED IN CUSTOMS. THE COLLECTOR SAID HE WAS TOLD IT WAS THERE BUT HAD TO WAIT FOR CUSTOMS TO CLEAR IT, LATER...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THE DESIGN IS REFERRED TO AS POKER WORK AS A...

THE DESIGN IS REFERRED TO AS POKER WORK AS A PIECE OF HOT METAL PLACED IN THE FIRE WAS USED TO BURN IN THE DESIGNS. ANY OLD PIECE OF PIPE MAKES A GOOD CIRCLE, HALF MOON OR WIDE BURN AND A BLADE OR...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,878
Posted By VANDOO
Smile TWO MORE PICTURES OF #11 SENTANAI DAGGER IN...

TWO MORE PICTURES OF #11 SENTANAI DAGGER IN ABOVE POST.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,844
Posted By VANDOO
Smile A FEW MORE SAMOAN CLUBS FOR REFRENCE. #1. &...

A FEW MORE SAMOAN CLUBS FOR REFRENCE.
#1. & #2. 20 INCH L. SHORT CLUB
#3. 19TH CENTURY CLUB/ SWORD, 33INCH LONG, BLADE 14.5 IN. NIFO-OTI TRADE BLADE.
#4. 32.5 IN. SAMOAN WOODEN SWORD CLUB
#5...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,731
Posted By VANDOO
A FEW MORE #1. THREE FIJI TOURIST CLUBS #2...

A FEW MORE #1. THREE FIJI TOURIST CLUBS
#2 THRU #4 LOOKS LIKE A UNUSUAL RECENT INTERPRETATION OF A FIJI ROOTSTOCK CLUB WITH INLAY. ITS ORIGIN COULD BE FIJI OR MOST ANYWHERE :confused:
#5 & #6....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,731
Posted By VANDOO
Smile A FEW MORE EXAMPLES FROM FIJI FOR REFRENCE. #1....

A FEW MORE EXAMPLES FROM FIJI FOR REFRENCE.
#1. SMALL BATON SOMETIMES REFERED TO AS A WIFE BEATING CLUB 16.75 IN.L.
#2. RECENT FIJI TOOTHED GATA DESIGN
#3. THRU #5. FIJI ULA, NOTE THIS IS THE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up I AGREE LIKELY OF DANI ORIGIN A NICE EXAMPLE. THE...

I AGREE LIKELY OF DANI ORIGIN A NICE EXAMPLE. THE YELLOW FIBER IS LIKELY FROM A TYPE OF ORCHID AND IS USED FOR MANY THINGS THRU-OUT THE REGION. IT IS BEST TO KEEP THE ITEM DRY AND OUT OF DIRECT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,878
Posted By VANDOO
Smile HERE ARE A FEW MORE EXAMPLES TO ADD TO THE...

HERE ARE A FEW MORE EXAMPLES TO ADD TO THE REFERENCE. :)
#1. THRU #5, 16.75 IN., ABELAM TRIBE,WORSA REGION, CASSOWARY BONE DAGGER,CARVED BIRD POMMEL
#6. 6 ABELAM DAGGER FROM BOOK
#7. THRU #...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs down THE HEADS ARE NON TRADITIONAL DECORATION DONE TO...

THE HEADS ARE NON TRADITIONAL DECORATION DONE TO APPEAL TO TOURISTS WHO KNOW LITTLE OF THE PHILIPPINE WEAPONS AND CULTURE. THIS OBJECT APPEARS TO BE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF ARTIFICIALLY AGEING FROM THE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By VANDOO
Smile THE LAST EXAMPLE YOU SHOW MAY BE THE BLADE OF A...

THE LAST EXAMPLE YOU SHOW MAY BE THE BLADE OF A ORIGINAL ONE BUT IT IS DIFFICULT TO BE SURE. THIS FORM OF POLE ARM WAS MADE FAMOUS BY GENERAL KWAN YU WHO DIED IN 220 BC, (CHOU DYNASTY FROM 1027 TO...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd November 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 813
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THESE TONGS MOST LIKELY SERVED A CEREMONIAL...

THESE TONGS MOST LIKELY SERVED A CEREMONIAL PURPOSE OR WERE SYMBOLIC SUCH AS SOME TOOLS USED AS SYMBOLS IN SOME GROUPS THE MASONS COME TO MIND. IF THE ORIGIN IS INDIA THIS IS EVEN MORE LIKELY.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd November 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up FIESTA / FESTIVAL MASKS ARE MADE AND WORN FOR...

FIESTA / FESTIVAL MASKS ARE MADE AND WORN FOR VARIOUS CELEBRATIONS THRU-OUT MEXICO AND SOUTH AMERICA. I DON'T KNOW ENOUGH TO SAY WHICH COUNTRY THIS EXAMPLE CAME FROM, BUT IT IS TYPICAL OF...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By VANDOO
I HAVE WATCHED THEM MAKE DAGGERS AND VASES...

I HAVE WATCHED THEM MAKE DAGGERS AND VASES SIMILAR TO THIS ONE IN MOROCCO AS WELL. A FINE PATTERN IS CUT IN THE METAL AND THEN FINE SILVER WIRE FORCED INTO THE DEEP GROOVES. ITS A PRIMITIVE TECHNIQUE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up IT LOOKS LIKE ONE MADE WW2 OR LATER BUT IT IS...

IT LOOKS LIKE ONE MADE WW2 OR LATER BUT IT IS WELL DONE WITH NICE DETAILS. THE COIN IS LIKELY OLDER THAN THE SWORD BUT IS A NICE DECORATIVE TOUCH AND IF FROM THE TIME OF RAJA BROOKE A NICE ARTIFACT...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,099
Posted By VANDOO
Smile I AGREE THAT THE USE OF THIS FOSSIL MATERIAL IN...

I AGREE THAT THE USE OF THIS FOSSIL MATERIAL IN BALI FOR MAKING KERIS IS A FAIRLY RECENT DEVELOPMENT. KNIFE MAKERS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOME NEW MATERIAL TO MAKE KNIVES OUT OF THE MORE ATTRACTIVE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By VANDOO
Smile IT LOOKS LIKE A SWAGGER STICK WITH A BLADE...

IT LOOKS LIKE A SWAGGER STICK WITH A BLADE INSIDE. SWAGGER STICKS WERE POPULAR AND OFTEN SEEN CARRIED BY OFFICERS AND SUCH AT LEAST THEY WERE IN THE MOVIES. :D PERHAPS ITS A INDONESIAN VERSION OF...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THE ANIMALS REPRESENTED SEEM TO BE LEOPARD,...

THE ANIMALS REPRESENTED SEEM TO BE LEOPARD, JACKAL, RABBIT, BLACKBUCK AND HUNTING DOG. IT LOOKS LIKE A LEOPARD HAS CAUGHT A BLACKBUCK. NO TIGERS OR ELEPHANTS AS OFTEN SEEN IN INDIAN DESIGNS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A NICE PATTERN ON THE CLUB AND IT LOOKS LIKE...

A NICE PATTERN ON THE CLUB AND IT LOOKS LIKE BLACK INK WAS USED TO HIGHLIGHT THE NICELY CARVED DESIGNS RATHER THAN THE OLDER WHITE LIME INFILL. THE FLAT FORM OF HANDLE IS ALSO A BIT UNUSUAL FOR THESE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By VANDOO
Smile AFRICAN ORIX HORN HANDLE, BAMBOO ROOT SCABBARD...

AFRICAN ORIX HORN HANDLE, BAMBOO ROOT SCABBARD WITH BLADE AND METAL WORK THAT DOESN'T LOOK AFRICAN. I SUSPECT WE WILL NEVER KNOW BUT A WELL MADE NICE LOOKING ITEM AT ANY RATE.
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