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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I agree but do not forget the light difference in...

I agree but do not forget the light difference in my pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Tim Simmons
In fact I would say the stick came from the same...

In fact I would say the stick came from the same place as this figure, when you examine the style of face carving. From the Congo side of the great lake.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Tim Simmons
Patina is nice but not always meaning very old. ...

Patina is nice but not always meaning very old. These figures look nice but I do not think they are very old.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Tim Simmons
I had an eye on this piece. I agree a very nice...

I had an eye on this piece. I agree a very nice stick. It is not really a club being the same size as this. I also believe it to be East African. It does look older than my example but not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,382
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks like the skewer in a meat carving set.

Looks like the skewer in a meat carving set.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 971
Posted By Tim Simmons
Soft targets are easy to hit, meek and in general...

Soft targets are easy to hit, meek and in general law abiding. Actions like this miss the point. Just like most crime the real criminals ,big players, like tax dodgers ect still carry on making big...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Tim Simmons
That is quite a thing. I would certainly say it...

That is quite a thing. I would certainly say it is African although it has a slight Indian/Asian look. I do not think there is the brass fascination in India/Asia as there is in Africa. It looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,706
Posted By Tim Simmons
New picture of uncontacted peoples on the Peru...

New picture of uncontacted peoples on the Peru Brazil border march 2014. Got this as yahoo news but not all of us will be with yahoo. So it is still out there. Clubs, where can I get one :eek: ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think this is a nice old club. I also believe...

I think this is a nice old club. I also believe my new club to be an old one and I see no reason for the larger flanged club to be equally old even though it is in superb condition. There is a big...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Tim Simmons
Another reason for my doubts of a reworked...

Another reason for my doubts of a reworked European blade is, European blades are used and reworked on larger sabre and are clearly what they are. Also I find it hard to believe the sword makers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Tim Simmons
Well that is not really like for like. State or...

Well that is not really like for like. State or rather rich empire manufacture verses semi desert nomads which is why I find them interesting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yes the larger versions are always made from...

Yes the larger versions are always made from European sword blade. This example is a shorter lighter version.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Tim Simmons
These short sabres are nearly always native...

These short sabres are nearly always native blades in my experience. They are somewhat rough and ready in finish but are actually very good quality blades. It would be very nice to learn more about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very nice one too.

Very nice one too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Tim Simmons
Not necessarily. Headhunting raids might well...

Not necessarily. Headhunting raids might well have been outlawed by 1900. Traditional weapons would still be in use.

Quote from "The British Museum, Melanesia Art and encounter"

Clubs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Tim Simmons
The postcard is just like any English village,...

The postcard is just like any English village, Anglican Church, table top sale. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Tim Simmons
It is here and I have to say it is quite nice. ...

It is here and I have to say it is quite nice. It has excellent balance in the hand. Much better than the larger item in the earlier thread, which is 130 g heavier being 1.092 kg
It has good age...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,171
Posted By Tim Simmons
Seeing this thread again is well worthwhile. A...

Seeing this thread again is well worthwhile. A tragedy, I hope I am not the only one but having another review of the "antique" The brass scabbard fittings do not seem to be right either, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Tim Simmons
Not my area of interest but looks like some thing...

Not my area of interest but looks like some thing from the Philippines.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Tim Simmons
It looks Mangbetu probably is Mangbetu. I feel...

It looks Mangbetu probably is Mangbetu. I feel sure I have seen a steel blade blade much the same without the marks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thank you, it is rather eye catching. I have to...

Thank you, it is rather eye catching. I have to wait for arrival. In the meantime I have made a rough picture percentage size difference with one I already have, 47cm long and 37cm long. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Tim Simmons
Solomon Islands club opinions?

This looks very nice. Does have some age.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think Africans have used Aluminium for well...

I think Africans have used Aluminium for well over a century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thats good. Do not get me wrong. If I still had...

Thats good. Do not get me wrong. If I still had an interest in edged weapons I would be happy to buy real hunting and jungle knives and the like, from many places in the world. Where the real...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Tim Simmons
For me it all depends on the intended user/owner...

For me it all depends on the intended user/owner function. I do not like tourist stuff. I do not like repro, just as boring as repro military swords. Sadly revival is usually a sort of repro...
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