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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 12:03 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Thanks for the great information guys. I actually...

Thanks for the great information guys. I actually blew on the whistle and to my surprise, it actually worked quite well; I think it was to alert the other end that a conversation was forthcoming. As...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 85
Posted By drac2k
You are correct, that is a whistle on top. Do you...

You are correct, that is a whistle on top. Do you know how long these were used; were they still in use on the old WW2 Liberty Steam Ships. Mine has a hinge that seems original;I'm not sure as to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 85
Posted By drac2k
Mystery Nautical item???

I know that this isn't really ethnographic, but some of you guys have been around for hundreds of years, so I thought you might know what it is.
It reminds me of the old sound tubes used on Steam...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By drac2k
I should have quit while I was ahead. The first...

I should have quit while I was ahead. The first reference I found on the internet stated that it was a Tibetan 19th Century powder flask on exhibit from The Peabody Museum, but I couldn't leave well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By drac2k
That was a good lead; I found a similar one...

That was a good lead; I found a similar one attributed to an Exhibit from the Peabody Museum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, that helps in narrowing the search.

Thanks, that helps in narrowing the search.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By drac2k
Powder Flask.Indian, Indonesian,Nepalese ???

I have this interesting powder flask probably made from a Water Buffalo horn that I am uncertain of the origins. The writing on it would indicate where it came from, however, I am unable to identify...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By drac2k
The bosses appear to be either silver or more...

The bosses appear to be either silver or more probably brass with a silver wash covering them; I did not want to polish them and lose the patina.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By drac2k
Thanks. Based on the 4 bosses, do you think that...

Thanks. Based on the 4 bosses, do you think that it is Indian?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By drac2k
Interesting Indo Persian Dhal Shield

I just got this interesting dhal that seems a cut above the usual ones of this type.21" in diameter, not warped, the bosses are somewhat unusual, lacquered inside, and heavy iron posts for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By drac2k
The beads passed the "hot needle test,"...

The beads passed the "hot needle test," and they are not resin or plastic. The thread is plant fiber.
Counting beads during a pandemic is just another form of diversion, besides I cheated;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By drac2k
I'm pretty sure that the beads are not plastic...

I'm pretty sure that the beads are not plastic and the medium connecting them is the consistency of your average thread, not metal;I'm guessing there are at least 4500 beads.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,192
Posted By drac2k
Well, I finally got a pair of these, I have read...

Well, I finally got a pair of these, I have read the entire thread and I still don't know their purpose.
I can not see how they would be used in a religious context other than as the Tibetians use...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By drac2k
Well, that explains the "flats;" a...

Well, that explains the "flats;" a better explanation than the one that I had read that stated it was for extinguishing Zulu Cigars.
I also have several clubs with the wire work, but as I noted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, that is a pretty close match.

Thanks, that is a pretty close match.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th May 2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By drac2k
Yes Kubur, but look more closely.......they are...

Yes Kubur, but look more closely.......they are wearing cowgirl boots.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th May 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By drac2k
I've got to vote with the guys who say it is...

I've got to vote with the guys who say it is Mexican or South American. The cowboy boot to me doesn't lend itself to an Afghani attribution. Also, the inlay work reminds me of some of the fancy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By drac2k
Zulu Club ?

I believe this to be a Zulu war club; this is my first club with beadwork. The beads are very small. Also, this one has 2 flat surfaces.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By drac2k
Beautiful; possibly a presentation piece to a...

Beautiful; possibly a presentation piece to a departing officer,etc..When you get it let us know if there are any names or inscriptions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By drac2k
It certainly wouldn't be unusual for an officer...

It certainly wouldn't be unusual for an officer to get a promotion, especially in an environment of conflict.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By drac2k
What a fantastic piece; I know you will do it...

What a fantastic piece; I know you will do it justice when you receive it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By drac2k
Once again thanks to all for the comments and...

Once again thanks to all for the comments and Kronckew for the wealth of information! I think your blade is older and a rarer form of a Mexican blade.
It has a curious inscription on the blade,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By drac2k
Thanks Rich.

Thanks Rich.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By drac2k
Mexican Espada Machete Sword

When I first saw this listing, it was posted as a "Mexican Fantasy Sword," however it seemed to be a notch above the tourist items one usually sees coming out of South and Central America and it more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By drac2k
WOWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nicely...

WOWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nicely displayed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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